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How to open System Configuration (msconfig) in Windows 10


Here is how to open msconfig and create its shortcut in Windows 10.

Control Panel

Open Control Panel > Administrative Tools and double-click the System Configuration shortcut.

System Configuration shortcut

Run or Command Prompt

1. Open Run or Command Prompt.

2. Type msconfig and press ENTER.

Run msconfig


If for some reason the System Configuration shortcut doesn't exist in Administrative Tools, then you can create it as described below.

1. Right-click on an empty space of any folder on the computer.

2. Select New > Shortcut.

3. Type %windir%\system32\msconfig.exe and click Next.

Location of msconfig.exe

4. Type System Configuration and click Finish.

Name of the shortcut

5. Right-click the created shortcut and select Properties.

6. On the Shortcut tab put the following text into the Comment field:

Perform advanced troubleshooting and system configuration

Msconfig shortcut comment

7. Click OK.