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MSConfig is a utility to troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows startup process and is bundled with the operating system. It allows the user to disable or enable services and autostart entries, and change boot parameters.

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Windows change msconfig statup selection on different drive

I am running a computer with 2 drives which both have windows installed on them. I am currently logged in to windows installed on drive a and want to change the statup selection in msconfig from ...
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Can I set Windows 10 startup mode to normal from a recovery command prompt

I have a Dell XPS 17 running Windows 10 which was suffering unrelated Windows Update issues, and I was attempting a 'clean' boot to resolve it. I chose 'selective startup' with only system services ...
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My PC reserves half of my RAM for hardware

The problem is basically what the title says. I've been reading a lot of posts where they have the same issue and I tried all the solutions. These are my specs where you can see I only have half of my ...
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Can't choose which HDD to boot from. Old drive not showing up in msconfig boot tab

I have attached an image that shows my system information, my disk management, and my msconfig boot tab. This is very weird to me: previous versions of Windows allowed me to enter a menu at startup ...
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I can no longer log in my windows 10

I needed to uninstall printer driver and i couldn't do so because it was in use. I saw article online to open msconfig and change from normal boot to diagnose mode. So i did that after restarting i am ...
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How to choose “safeboot" and minimal from System Config msconfig when only using keyboard

Im on windows 10 and i messed up in my resolution refresh rate, now my monitor has no display after doing some ways to go to safe mode to fix it but never boot in safe mode i guess the system ...
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Win10 - How to edit command line parameters of startup applications?

In older Windows versions, in MSConfig -> Startup tab you could edit the parameters of a startup application from the Command column. Now in Win10, MSConfig moved the Startup tab to Task Manager, but ...
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msconfig can't save after MBR to GPT conversion. "The requested system device cannot be found"

Long story short I ended up converting from MBR to GPT by manually deleting the MBR partition and creating an EFI partition. Then due to some free space issues I used gparted to shift that free space ...
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Can't fix MSCONFIG Processor setting after changing number of processors to 8

I'm using Windows 10 Pro. I was looking for ways to increase performance and I came across some postings on MSCONFIG. I navigated to the option Boot/Advanced Options/Number of Processors. When I ...
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Skype 8.x minimize on startup without reinstalling in Windows 7

Followed through current Q/A's; How can I make a program that runs on Windows startup automatically minimize/close? Can I automatically hide a program in the taskbar on startup? How to actually start ...
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How does MSConfig determine which services are from Microsoft?

I'm trying to automate the process of clean booting a computer. To do so I need to know which services are part of Windows and which services are 3rd party. MSConfig is used in Microsoft's ...
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How to disable shift key on startup in xp?

as you know, in windows xp, there is a hidden option to temporarily stop running startup programs, you can easily hold down the shift key is there a way to disable this option? i have searched the ...
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Windows 10 stuck on safe mode

I am trying to access safe mode to experiment with a few things but all I'm getting is a black screen and the mouse switching from the loading cursor to arrow. I set it to boot to safe mode via ...
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msconfig - cannot save preferences (Windows 10 1703)

Trying to edit system configuration this is what happens: Translation from italian: System configuration: impossible to save the original startup configuration for a future restore. Modified ...
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Ubuntu types... Need to fix win 7 from in my dual boot Mint 17.1. Read write screen of death

Not sure what else to say. My Linux Mint knowledge is very peicemeal but i can do some scripting and have hacked my win 7 before from within Mint. Am sure it can't be too hard to fix the memory ...
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Windows 8.1 changed msconfig to boot to safe mode and now it won't boot

I was trying to get my computer to boot to safe mode so I could delete all AVG virus scan related files. I followed instructions online where they said to change the msconfig.exe setting in the boot ...
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How to log in to WIndows after disabling all services?

I disabled all services and startup applications and now the computer won't let me log in. It will get me to the initial startup screen, but it won't connect to the Internet. Then when I click or ...
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Can we change msconfig - Load Basic Driver Settings to Load All by editing system file?

I've HP g6-1209AX. My keyboard & track pad stopped working abruptly. I restarted the computer couple of times but nothing happened. I was able to login using my pin by using On-screen keyboard. So,...
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Powershell equivalent of 'msconfig'?

I use 'msconfig' to control what programs startup at boot (etc) - is there a powershell way of doing the same ? I tried: get-help startup This brings up: Register-PSSessionConfiguration Get-...
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bcdedit is having big time delay

I want to read and set default entries in Windows Boot Manager from my app by bcdedit. But bcdedit is very slow. For response from bcdedit I must wait about 16 seconds. Why is bcdedit too slow or how ...
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Windows don't boot after set Windows to Diagnostic startup in msconfig (Win7) [duplicate]

In opened msconfig.exe window, General tab, I set the startup selection to Diagnostic startup. After rebooting system windows didn't boot, even in safe boot. Operation system is Windows 7. How can i ...
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Windows 7 is not running properly and msconfig freezes all the time

First, sorry for the "generic title"; I don't know how to name my problem. I'm facing some difficulties to run my Windows 7 64 bit after I had some problems trying to change the apps to run at system ...
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What is the "registry editing" equivalent to disabling Windows-7 startup programs with MSCONFIG

Startup programs in Windows 7 can be defined in several different locations: User "Start Up" folder System "Start Up" folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ...
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Black screen after login, how to disable runonce.exe?

Yesterday I was installing Free Disk Usage Analyzer on my girlfriend's laptop. At the same time, some steam game of her was also running. During the process, the laptop suddendly stopped working, ...
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Change msconfig settings when unable to boot?

I under the "Start" tab in msconfig I set my Windows 7 to start in minimal safe mode, however as it turns out safe mode is broken somehow. When I try to boot it it shows a list of .sys files, tells me ...
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remove a boot option from Windows 7 menu (with grub)

I've an old eeepc that was shipped with Windows 7 starter installed, about a year ago (or more) I've installed a Debian/Linux using the Debian installer for Windows, everything went fine or so I ...
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Can someone explain how programs are allowed to re-check themselves to run at startup despite the fact I have previously unchecked them?

I am talking about the menu in msconfig (system configuration) for windows operating systems. On the Startup tab I will uncheck things I don't want to run on startup such as Adobe reader, or Itunes, ...
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How to see what's going on during Windows shutdown/logging off process? [duplicate]

Windows 7 msconfig lets users select the options No GUI boot and OS boot information to have a list of drivers being loaded during boot. Is it possible to have similar detailed messages during ...
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Win7: Autostart (mcsonfig) for user SYSTEM?

Okay so when you open up msconfig.exe, you can select which applications that should start when turning on the computer. It's in the tab "Autostart". However, that tab only show alternatives for the ...
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How can I add an item to the Startup list in MSConfig?

I've got a small console application that runs some SVN commands on a number of folders that I run first thing in the morning. Is it possible to add this to the list of things Windows runs at startup? ...
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msconfig not saving changes to startup items / Windows 7

Any changes I make in msconfig or Autoruns to remove items from startup seems to work without error in those two programs. However, after the reboot, the startup items I disabled are back again, ...
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What to do when "msconfig" cannot stop an app from starting?

I'm using Windows 7, 64 bit, I'm having an issue with Private Tunnel, it's a VPN application. It keeps starting when Windows start, even though it's not supposed to. These are the only apps that are ...
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Windows 7 crashes after changing number of processors

I incorrectly changed the number of processors in msconfig to 4.... my system has an i5 dual core processor. The original number was 1. My computer will not boot to safe mode. It will run a startup ...
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restart loop in my windows 8 after manipulating msconfig

My 64bit windows 8was working ok untill changed msconfig boot mode to safe(my hp driver wont install). After restarting my system, windows starts to boot but suddenly a blue screen shows up and ...
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msconfig overridden with restart

Several times I have gone to msconfig and unchecked SendIt from automatically starting with boot up. Several times, after a reboot, SendIt starts up and a box shows up. Am I doing something wrong or ...
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Edit Windows registry without starting Windows

I've just received a laptop that has a nasty malware/ransomware (you can find more details here) From what I've read it's enough for me to start in safe mode and remove some items from startup run a ...
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Startup Applications aside from startup folder and msconfig [duplicate]

Is there any place (such as the registry) where startup items could be stored? As far as I can tell Fraps "start on windows" does not appear in msconfig or the startup folder. I am running windows 7
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Startup items windows 7/8

In msconfig, when exactly do the "services" and "startup" items get run? Do the services run on boot, and do the startup items run when the user logs in? Also do the startup items get started up for ...
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Windows 7 "maximum memory" boot option oddity and performance impact

Situation: I have a DELL Precision M4500 laptop with Win7 Pro 64bit. Yesterday I upgraded from 8GB RAM to 16GB RAM (2 slots) [As an aside, upgrading was a bit of a gamble because there is a lot of ...
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How to disable start up programs for only one user

The title says it all. I got 2 accounts. How do I disable some programs with msconfig on that particular account but not on the other account?
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How can I disable Windows 7's default WiFi drivers?

I recently installed a Netgear N600 WiFi adapter on my Windows 7 HP Desktop Computer. This adapter comes with its own drivers and a utility program for managing the adapter. I want to only use Netgear'...
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Whitelist .EXE in UAC? - WIndows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 Grant permanent UAC permission to one program? How can I ...
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msconfig "access denied" - need to be an administrator, when I am

On a WinXP SP3 laptop, any time I make a change in msconfig, I receive the following error: System Configuration An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. ...
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moving MS config settings to a new profile?

Since my profile for my main user is screwed up I created a new user and then did a copy and paste of the contents from the old user to the new user. How can I export all of these settings (boot, ...
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Boot.ini tab missing from msconfig in Windows XP

I have a machine with Windows XP that is stuck on the loading screen like in this question: Windows XP stuck on loading screen The highest upvoted answer to that question seems like the next most ...
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Where can I find good documentation on "msconfig" and "services.msc" for Windows 7? [closed]

Running Windows 7 I'm trying to boost the startup speed of my computer and I'm going through "msconfig" and "services.msc" to disable some applications from starting up automatically when the ...
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Are startup items, services, and scheduled tasks the only things that run without my explicit involvement?

On a virgin out-of-the-box Windows machine, and before making any Internet connection, if I wish to remove or disable any applications that might run without my explicit consent, is it sufficient to ...
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Command Prompt, msconfig, regedit close immediately after opening

cmd.exe, regedit, msconfig and other system utilities close immediately after I open them. After restarting Windows, the folder option "Hide extensions for known file types" is automatically checked. ...
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Which startup programs and services to disable

What I usually do is I go to msconfig and disable all startup programs, and all non-Microsoft services. But, I've heard an opinion that hardware manufacturers install additional software with the ...
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What does MSConfig mean when in a "registry key?"

I know what MSConfig does, and I know it is an abbreviated version of Microsoft Configuration Utility, but what does it actually mean in a "registry key" once I follow this typical path below? Such ...
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