msconfig is sort of a master control panel for the system, and changes there are sytem wide. Most users find that using msconfig the way it has been suggested is problem free. Others occaisionally have difficulties. Services
be managed from msconfig without sure knowledge. When a service is stopped from msconfig it quits immediately, and msconfig shows services that do not appear in services.msc.
Ending those vital system services from msconfig may result in serious system difficulties.
To get to the Services
interface, just type services.msc
into a Run
I like The Elder Geeks info: http://www.theelderg...vices_guide.htm
The most user-friendly start-up control method I know is free WinPatrol: http://www.winpatrol.com/
Its start-up list is easily managed to "Enable" or "Disable" programs and processes from starting automatically with Windows, and the application offers many other value-added features as well.
For what I have learned about controlling my start-ups and other basic system stuff, with web addresses of useful tools and informational sites, see my Vox: http://doc1101.vox.com/
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