How to Open System Configuration (MSConfig) in Windows 10

In this article you will see four different ways to open system configuration (also known as MSConfig) in Windows 10.

You’ll also see the steps to create a system configuration shortcut. Let’s get started.

How to open the system configuration in Windows 10

Msconfig Command

The msconfig command can open the system configuration in Windows 10, and you can use this command in the following programs:

  • Task Manager (click File > Run new task to use the command)

Start Menu Search

Open the Start menu.

Type system configuration.

Click on the “System Configuration” app.

System Configuration Shortcut

Open the Start menu.

Click on “Windows Administrative Tools.”

Click on the “System Configuration.”

Msconfig File

Open the System32 folder.

Search and double-click on the “msconfig” file.

Read: How to Open Multiple Folders at Once

Create a system configuration (MSConfig) shortcut

Follow the steps below to create a system configuration shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on the empty area of the desktop or file explorer.

Move the mouse over “New” in the context menu.

Click on “Shortcut.”

Type msconfig in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up window.

Click on the “Next” button.

Enter the shortcut name if you do not like the suggested one.

Click the “Finish” button.

Read:How to Open System Properties