Does Windows 2000 have a msconfig.exe?

Does Windows 2000 have a msconfig.exe?

Post by Ant » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 00:57:10

I am surprise Windows 2000 doesn't have one. Does Windows have a program
to check the startup programs (not services) without using the Registry
editor? Or do I have to download and install a program?

Thank you in advance. :)
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Does Windows 2000 have a msconfig.exe?

Post by Alia » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 01:00:48

Download MSCONFIG from this web site:

Works wonderfully.

"Ant" wrote


Does Windows 2000 have a msconfig.exe?

Post by John Thoma » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 01:37:59

Win98 and WinXp have MSCONFIG, but Win2k does not... be VERY
CAREFUL what you disable, or your computer may not run at all
This program does that
Stop Flash from taking "forever" to download those huge files ,fid,22947,00.asp
Stop Internet Explorer pop-ups
Prescreen and block Email
Tweak your system to run better

John Thomas Smith ~jtsmith

Does Windows 2000 have a msconfig.exe?

Post by Phillip P » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 03:38:09

Thanks! I will use the EXE file version.
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Does Windows 2000 have a msconfig.exe?

Post by Bruce Cham » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 11:11:34

Greetings --

MSConfig is/was a Win98/Me utility, brought back in WinXP, which
is also targeted at the home consumer market. There is no equivalent
utility included with WinNT/Win2K.

In most cases, one need only open the offending program and
deselect the option to "display icon in the system tray" or to "start
when Windows starts."

To view the list of your start up programs, look in the
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up and
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up
folders, and in the system registry, primarily in the
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys. These can
also be viewed, if I remember correctly, by right-clicking My
Computer, selecting "Manage" and expanding System Tools-- System
Information -- Software Environment -- Startup Programs. To prevent
any of them from starting at login, you'll have to delete shortcuts
from the startup folder(s) and/or edit the registry. I should point
out that, in order to make such system modifications requires one to
have administrative privileges to the machine in question. I should
also point out that one should not even consider editing the registry
unless he is fully confident that he knows exactly what is going to
happen as a result of each and every change.

Bruce Chambers

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