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Windows 7: Saving System Configurations - Replacement for msconfig


13 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Saving System Configurations - Replacement for msconfig

To be able to clear out excess processes and allow more CPU for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 (FS9), I would like to find a replacement for msconfig so I could disable some startup utilities and processes and save the configuration.

Has anyone heard of a utility that permits us to save and reload different system configurations?

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13 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try win patrol. I use it. May not be exactly what you want, but it is a valuable addition to your software. Read up and it you like it, give it a try.
http://www.winpatrol.com/

You can do what you want, from msconfig, to some extent however. Just untick the services you do not want at start up.
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13 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I dont think you can customize MSCONFIG per user. What you can try is create a different user account for game-playing, then control user specific startup items. See this tutorial (Method 2, option 1).

Startup Programs - Change

In addition, keys of interest in the registry, again user specific will be the following:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run

(HKCU= HKEY_CURRENT_USER)
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13 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you plan to shut off the same processes over and over, you could create a batch file that kills the processes one by one (using taskkill, I believe), and then calls the game's main .exe file at the end. You would use this batch file then anytime you wanted to play the game.
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13 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you plan to shut off the same processes over and over, you could create a batch file that kills the processes one by one (using taskkill, I believe), and then calls the game's main .exe file at the end. You would use this batch file then anytime you wanted to play the game.
Also you can control services using sc.exe.

Enter this at a command prompt for usage details:

sc --help
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13 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 6.1
 
 

If you want more powerfull program than msconfig check out Autoruns:
Autoruns for Windows

If you want a program to stop some services and programs before starting a game check out FSAutoStart:
Download FSAutoStart 1.1 Build 11 Free - Allows the user the ability to automatically shutdown services and programs to provide as much resources - Softpedia
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