How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows  

    How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows

    How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows

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    17 Apr 2020
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    How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows


    System Configuration (msconfig) is a tool that can help identify problems that might prevent Windows from starting correctly.

    This tutorial will show you how to add a System Configuration (msconfig) applet to the Control Panel for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove System Configuration in the Control Panel.


    EXAMPLE: System Configuration in Control Panel (icons view) and Control Panel (category view)
    How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows-msconfig_control_panel_large_icons.png How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows-msconfig_control_panel_category.png

    EXAMPLE: System Configuration (msconfig)
    How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows-msconfig-1.png How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows-msconfig-2.png
    How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows-msconfig-3.png How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows-msconfig-4.png How to Add System Configuration (msconfig) to Control Panel in Windows-msconfig-5.png



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add "System Configuration" to Control Panel

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_msconfig_to_Control Panel.reg

    Download


    3 To Remove "System Configuration" from Control Panel

    This is the default setting

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_msconfig_from_Control Panel.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 If the Control Panel is currently open, then close and reopen it to apply.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 91
    10 pro
       #1

    In your second screenshot (Control Panel > System and Security), could this be added to the "Administrative Tools" group instead of making a new line item for just this?

    Even better, could you write a tutorial on how to do this? What do these registry entries mean (some are obvious, such as DefaultIcon and shell\open\command, but some are totally cryptic), and how do you come up with the right CLSID values?
    Last edited by SpacemanSam; 17 Apr 2020 at 14:04.
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  2. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    SpacemanSam said:
    In your second screenshot (Control Panel > System and Security), could this be added to the "Administrative Tools" group instead of making a new line item for just this?

    Even better, could you write a tutorial on how to do this? What do these registry entries mean (some are obvious, such as DefaultIcon and shell\open\command, but some are totally cryptic), and how do you come up with the right CLSID values?
    I'm afraid "Administrative Tools" is an applet instead of a category.

    These are both in the "System and Security" category.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pre...44183(v=vs.85)

    This wouldn't be something easily explained on how to do. I prefer to just create a tutorial if someone sends a request to me instead.
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  3. Posts : 91
    10 pro
       #3

    Thanks. That M$ article explains at least some of it. Can you suggest any other recommended reading on the subject?
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  4. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    SpacemanSam said:
    Thanks. That M$ article explains at least some of it. Can you suggest any other recommended reading on the subject?
    I don't know off the top of my head, but you can edit the .reg file to help get more of an idea.
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  5. Posts : 5,872
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #5

    Yet another useful tutorial

    Bye the time I'm finished both my context menu and control panel will be filled with your tutorials

    Probably should rename my registry the Brink registry
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  6. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    sygnus21 said:
    Probably should rename my registry the Brink registry
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