Use MSConfig to launch Windows tools like System Restore, Regedit, etc

We are all familiar with the System Configuration Tool which comes to life when you type msconfig in the start search and hit Enter.

Launch Windows tools using MSConfig

What many of you may have have missed is that using this MSConfig tool you can app several Windows 10/8/7 built-in applications.

Click on the Tools tab and you will see a list of Windows in-built tools which you can access & launch easily in a click.

You can launch the following from here:

  • Open Action Center
  • Find out Windows version information
  • Change UAC settings
  • Troubleshoot computer problems
  • Open Computer Management
  • Open System Information
  • View & monitor troubleshooting messages
  • Uninstall programs
  • Open System properties
  • Open Internet Options
  • Configure Network settings
  • Monitor performance
  • Monitor resources
  • Open Task Manager
  • Open Remote Assistance
  • Open command prompt
  • Open Registry Editor
  • Open System Restore

You can also see the path of the selected command there.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Alexx

    For Windows XP with SP2, that tab doesn’t exists.
    I have installed a lot of Windows XP operating systems, and taht tab was not there.
    But, after upgrading to SP3, that tab appeared.

  2. Bubba Euler

    This is impressive, Sirs! Thank you for this. I’ve seen this list in MSCONFIG, but did not dare click on any of them out of fear from ignorance. Knowledge is, indeed, power.

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