What is msconfig?

Question

msconfig does not work with 2000 professional to remove programsn at start up. Is there a different way?

JHW

Answer

This question was answered on March 31, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

For no apparent reason msconfig was not included in windows 2000 but it was included in windows xp There is an alternative to using msconfig but it is a little risky since it deals with changing things in the registry.

You could either use the msconfig that was included in the windows 98 distribution or you could use the one that was included in the windows xp distribution.

You could download msconfig from the following website.

http://www.techadvice.com/files/temp/msconfig.exe

it will give you some (4 errors in my case) error messages when you first run it which could safely be ignored From there you will be able to select which programs you want at startup just like it was possible in windows 98.

I hope this helped :o)

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Posted by Cecilia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 31, 2003