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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:02 AM

Yesterday while checking things on here I ran msconfig for the first time.

I found that selective startup was checked off. Not something I set so win 10 must have set it when I installed it.

 

Now what reason would this be for?  Has anyone else found this that they themselves did not set it that way?


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:05 AM

If the Selective startup is checked off, it means that you are most likely using a Normal startup option (unless you are in Diagnostic), so basically, you didn't disable any services nor startup programs on your system and therefore you are booting while launching everything you can.

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

Interesting! On here there are 3 options 1: Normal Start up 2: Diagnostic 3: selective with 2 suboptions.

 

Normal start up by default has always been checked on the 10 other computers I owned. This one it is the last 2 check boxes checked.

I was just curieous what the difference could be. I do not think it is a problem but then again I have never used that setting before.

Never came across a need to.  I have been into diagnostics mode on several machines before while working on a problem.

 

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 10:23 AM

I just had a thought.  Would my trying to stop Cortana maybe cause windows to go into a selective start up mode??


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:28 PM

Yes, because you most likely disabled a service, which means that you "select" the services you want to run on startup, making you fall in a Selective startup mode.

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