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#1 Phxpcman

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

Hello forum members.

I am studying to do pc repair, and I have recently come to the msconfig procedures. I would like to know this utility inside and out so I can understand fully how to utilize it for myself, and for customers when I begin to operate in my own business. I have not found anything comprehensive on youtube or with a Bing search.

I am just a baby in these things, and at times the instructional videos and such use terms I don't understand, so I get lost...

Can anyone recommend a free video or article online that I could learn from? Or even something I might find at a public library?

Thank you in advance for your help.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:57 PM

http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/index.html


Edited by Dolby, 16 May 2013 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:39 PM

msconfig was a utility designed to help diagnose boot issues on Windows machines. It knows about a few places where software can register to start automatically with Windows, and gives the user checkboxes to turn things on and off.

Of note, it was not intended to permanently turn things off; it was designed for troubleshooting purposes and therefore does not actually have the capability to remove anything. It also doesn't contain every automatic start item in Windows or anything close to that. You might want to consider Sysinternals' autoruns or autorunssc instead if that is your goal.

Most of msconfig's functions were moved to Task Manager in Windows 8.

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#4 Phxpcman

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:35 PM

Thank you sir.

I see what you mean.

The Sysinternals' autoruns seems a bit over my head at this point, but I do see the difference. Thank you for responding.



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:53 AM

Check out the link that Dolby has shared. Just go through the content thoroughly and you will have an idea on using Msconfig properly.

 



#6 Phxpcman

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:57 AM

Thank you, Annaharris,

 

But the link is a page with 6 sentences, and an advertisement...it must have been changed since Dolby posted it.






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