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Msconfig not for permanent changes?

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I was reading around and I saw a post that said msconfig was not made for permanent changes. This information is something new to me, as I had no idea the changes were supposed to be temporary. So, if msconfig is only for temporary changes, then what is supposed to be used for permanent changes?

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Not sure what you mean. Services , startup programs, Boot gui etc. that is changed and Modified in msconfig then applied, stay that way unless you change them.
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For changes to Startup items, it is perfect.

But for shutting off services. Do that through services.msc and switch to Auto, Manuel or disabled. Msconfigging services should really only be done as a temp fix. Permanent changes should be done through services.msc.
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turning off something in msconfig might as well be somewhat permanent. You can turn something back on so maybe thats what is meant.

To permanently delete a startup object you can use autoruns as I believe that completely deletes the registry entry
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I only use it for startup and some services (such as stopping Apple programs). I guess now my question is do I use services.msc to stop processes that don't show up in the startup tab?
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