Msconfig command has very useful functions, this article explains how it works and its usage in windows operating system.
Msconfig stands for Microsoft system configuration utility, this utility has got lot options, using this utility we can configure what programs and services to start when the computer starts up. All windows machines starting from Windows XP to Windows 10 have this option enabled.
How to open Msconfig
If you are using windows 10 just click on the start menu and start typing MSconfig you will find a system configuration option, click on it to open it.
If you are using windows 8 users, just click on the start menu and start typing system configuration you will find a system configuration option, click on it to open it.
As for windows 7 users, it is the same as above.
As for windows 98 and windows XP users, they have to open run command and type in MSConfig to system configuration.
Let’s discuss how it works.
General Tab, this tab gives us options as to what services and device drivers should load and available when the machine starts up so that you can perform the quick operation.
Boot Tab, This tab helps us to configure the boot options, when you have a multiple O.S installed one can modify here set default O.S, also you can adjust other settings like CPU and memory allocation during boot.
Services Tab, This tab gives options as service-related, you can uncheck any service to not to stop and start, basically we are enabling or disable services, there is an option hide all Microsoft services, by checking this box you will get all non-Microsoft services list and you stop or start.
Startup Tab, this tab allows us to choose what services to start and stop when the computer starts up, this way service will be immediately available when the computer is started, selecting a lot of services can cause your start up slow.
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