How to use MSCONFIG utility

MSCONFIG is Microsoft System Configuration Utility, which enables you to disable some unnecessary programs and services to be started on startup. MSCONFIG is around from….XP? I think so. Never mind, it`s very useful, especially when your PC slows down due to numerous applications and services that needs to be started.

How to start? Select your Start button and type msconfig in Run box. Msconfig dialog/window will appear. Notify that Normal startup is selected (Slide 1.). Select Selective startup and go to Services and Startup tabs.

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Slide 1.

Select Selective startup and go to Services and Startup tabs. Browse services and startup applications and uncheck all you don`t need on startup. Please be careful and leave system services and important applications checked (anti virus, system update…)(Slide 2 & 3).

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Slide 2.

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Slide 3.

When you uncheck all you wanted, select Apply and OK buttons (Slide 4.).

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Slide 4.

On next window you will be prompt to restart your PC in order to apply changes to startup. Please do so and your startup “overload” will be reduced (Slide 5.).

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Slide 5.

I hope that this tutorial was informative to you and thank you for visiting this website.

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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