Windows 8 Tip of the Day–Startup and MSConfig

Another gem by Robert Mitchell!


Today’s Tip…

I remember back in NT4 the only way to track down your startup items was to look in the registry and the Startup group.  Then MSCONFIG.EXE came along in Windows 2000 and made troubleshooting so much easier.  In Windows 8 we see yet another change.  While MSCONFIG.EXE is still there, it no longer has a list of the startup items.  This has been moved to Task Manager.


Not only can you enable/disable startup items but it shows how much each item is affecting the startup time.  The items that are showing up as ‘Not measured’ were items that were installed after my last reboot.  So they system hasn’t had a chance to time how much they will affect startup.

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