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System Configuration Utility (msconfig) Addon

Posted: Nov 10, 2011 - Jim Bernstein

The System Configuration Utility or msconfig as its commonly known is used to configure or fine tune your computer to change various settings related to how it boots up. Most people use it to disable certain programs or services from starting with Windows. This can come in very handy when troubleshooting startup problems or trying to get rid of a virus or some spyware. The utility is broken down into several sections or tabs that perform a certain feature.

This Microsoft update will add a Tools tab to the System Configuration Utility (msconfig). The Tools tab will allow further diagnostic tools to be launched from within the System Configuration Utility. It will allow you to perform many administrative/troubleshooting tasks from one location. It includes such utilities as checking your IP address settings with ipconfig, running network diagnostics and viewing your computer’s hardware and software configuration. The Tools tab comes standard on with the System Configuration Utility in newer versions of Windows such as Windows 7.

Click here to download the utility (KB906569) or go to the Microsoft website to download.


 

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