Windows 10 has an extensive list of settings that users can change. Some of these options are simple such as changing the wallpaper, changing what graphics card an app uses, managing storage space, managing a microphone, camera and access space for apps, and more. These are simple end-user options.
Windows 10 also has more complex options that can be changed if a user has administrative access to a system but these options are not changed frequently and many end users do not need to access them if they do not troubleshooting the system.
MsConfig on Windows 10
When a user votes in Windows 10, it loads in a normal environment where all apps installed by a user are allowed. All services that need to run Windows 10 are equally enabled. A long list of Windows 10 devices is also loading.
However, when a problem arises in a system, one of the basic steps to solve is when a problem occurs when third-party apps and services, and other non-essential devices and services are disabled ie, if it happens in Safe Mode.
Safe Mode is relatively easy to access but the MsConfig or system configuration dialog gives users control over the Safe Mode options. Users can choose what is and what is not disabled.
There are several different ways to access MsConfig chat on Windows 10.
1. Access MsConfig – Run box
To get the MsConfig dialog box from the run box;
- Tap on the Keyboard shortcut Win + R. to open the run box.
msconfigand tap the Enter key.
2. Access MsConfig – File Explorer
To access the MsConfig dialog box from File Explorer;
- Open File Explorer.
- Click on the inside of the place bar.
msconfigand tap Enter.
3. Access MsConfig – Executive Manager
To access the MsConfig dialog box from the Task Manager;
- Right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager from the context table.
- go to File> Run a new task.
- Enable the Create this function with administrative privileges box.
- Tap on Enter.
4. Access MsConfig – Command Prompt or PowerShell
To access the MsConfig dialog box via Command Prompt or PowerShell;
- Open Promptly forward with administrative rights or Open PowerShell with administrative rights.
- Enter the following a command and tap Enter (the same command works in both command lines).
No matter how you open the MsConfig dialog box, you will see the same options.
- General: Select which system services and device parts to run when you start the system.
- Boot: There are extensive settings for safe boot configuration and custom boot options.
- Services: It lists all services running on Windows 10 and allows users to deselect those they do not want to run at startup.
- Start up: This tab is not recommended.
- Tools: A complete list of Windows 10 devices and a quick launch button for each along with the path to the device’s EXE is provided in this tab.
MsConfig – Conclusion
MsConfig does not have settings that the average user should change however, it is often difficult to avoid this particular conversation when trying to fix a complex problem on Windows 10. Be sure to you understand what you are doing and how to do it before making any changes.
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