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Originally Posted by blackspirerider View Post
makes sense
That's why there is a "diagnostic startup" option.

In a perfect world, msconfig would never be opened. However, there are times when problems need to be diagnosed, and so msconfig is a great tool to use (especially while in Safe Mode).
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post #32 of 65
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makes sense
It doesn't to me. I still see no reason not to use msconfig. So far all he's stated is its intended purpose - but if it accomplishes the same thing why not use it?

It's like saying a paperclip shouldn't be used to force-eject a CD drive because it's not it's intended purpose. Yet it's a perfect tool for the job.
    
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post #33 of 65
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It doesn't to me. I still see no reason not to use msconfig. So far all he's stated is its intended purpose - but if it accomplishes the same thing why not use it?

It's like saying a paperclip shouldn't be used to force-eject a CD drive because it's not it's intended purpose. Yet it's a perfect tool for the job.
With msconfig, you're severely limited. In Services.msc, you're unlimited.

Compare the list of Services in msconfig to the list in Services.msc (I have 144 in Services.msc, but only 78 in msconfig).
Edited by TwoCables - 3/27/11 at 5:00pm
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post #34 of 65
I have 81 processes(!) and I'm using 1.9Gib of 4Gib of memory, I should probably disable some of my background services.
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I have 81 processes(!) and I'm using 1.9Gib of 4Gib of memory, I should probably disable some of my background services.
hehehe nah.
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I am using 1.66gb with nothing running but what i boot up with.
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With msconfig, you're severely limited. In Services.msc, you're unlimited.

Compare the list of Services in msconfig to the list in Services.msc (I have 144 in Services.msc, but only 78 in msconfig).
I was just trying to disable some services through services.msc and there are some that I cannot find there that I can find in msconfig. For example, some process that starts up with Microsoft Onenote 2007. Why is this?

Also for the record I'm at 1.5GB Windows 7 Home Premium, Firefox 4.0 with 3 tabs open.
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I was just trying to disable some services through services.msc and there are some that I cannot find there that I can find in msconfig. For example, some process that starts up with Microsoft Onenote 2007. Why is this?

Also for the record I'm at 1.5GB Windows 7 Home Premium, Firefox 4.0 with 3 tabs open.
Does msconfig say that these are running, or stopped?
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post #39 of 65
msconfig includes an interface to manage applications which install registry keys which are read and launched during your startup sequence. These may not be 'registered' daemon services and may not show up in your services panel.

Neither solution will show entries that exist in the Start->All Programs->Startup folder, which also launches applications upon boot.
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Does msconfig say that these are running, or stopped?
I had them stopped in msconfig but then I ran them to see if they would show up in services.msc. Then I realized that services.msc is for windows processes only which does me no good. I want to stop other services from starting automatically.

I have various processes from Adobe, Epson, Logitech, Java, and MS Office that I don't want starting automatically. Most of my Windows processes I do prefer to start automatically. What am I supposed to do then when you say msconfig should only be used for temporary changes?
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