Role of System Configuration Utility in Windows® 7
Explain the need of System Configuration Utility in Windows 7 system. What are the benefits linked to this tool?
The Windows System Configuration Utility is also referred to as msconfig. It is a system tool. It temporarily changes Windows starts by disabling startup programs and services. To use msconfig, select the start and Run as msconfig. Then you will get a window as System Configuration Utility. From that select the ‘start up’ tab. By clicking on that you would get a list of things which are loaded automatically when you turn on your computer. By un-checking each entry, all the items would be removed at the time of next system boot. To disable an unneeded individual software application, remove the check mark. System Configuration Utility includes options like services, tools, start up and boot. Windows 7 is the latest Operating System released by Microsoft for use on personal computers, business desktops, and laptops. Windows 7 operating system includes many attractive features that make the Operating System appealing for users.
The following are the roles and need of System Configuration Utility in Windows 7:
- Features in System Configuration Utility
- Role of System Configuration Utility
- Disable the unnecessary program
Features in System Configuration Utility
System Configuration Utility includes General tab, Boot tab, Services tab, Start up tab and Tools tab. General tab selects the types of software applications that might be opened when starting Windows. Boot tab helps to set configuration options. There is also the advanced debugging settings option. Services tab helps to view programs that start with Windows. Start up tab is used to view software applications that open automatically after Windows opens. Tools tab allows selecting and running diagnostic tools.
Role of System Configuration Utility
System configuration is a tool which helps to identify and resolve problems by preventing unwanted software when Windows is started. When the system becomes slow, you need to check the applications, whether too many programs runs out of system resources. To check that go to 'Start' and type 'msconfig' in the search box, then you would get 'System Configuration Utility'. Click the 'Start up' tab and check the entries, then uncheck the applications that you do not want to run when booting up Windows 7. It helps to increase the Windows 7 boot up speed.
System Configuration Utility in Windows 7 allows the disabling of the unnecessary program which automatically runs when the system boots up. Disabling these programs helps the system boot faster and prevents system crash. ‘Startup items’ in System Configuration Utility are programs which are automatically loaded every time you turn on the computer. By disabling unnecessary items in your start up, you could optimize your computer.
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