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Old 03-22-2015, 08:28 AM   #1
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Hi! Did you know you can find and launch Windows tools by typing msconfig in search Orb? Not all the tools are there, but there are a lot there and you can launch them from there. I don't like searching for a tool.
Sorry if this has already been posted before!! Also move thread if needed.
I like doing things the easy way.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:53 AM   #2
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You can bypass msconfig and type commands into Search, CMD Screen, or the Run dialogue box.

Examples:
- msinfo32
- dxdiag
- systeminfo (CMD only)
- perfmon /rel
- perfmon /report
- ver (CMD only)
- eventvwr
- inetcpl.cpl
...etc...

Don't forget about "Computer Management" - compmgmt.msc

Or run the app in step #1 to run ~25 of them - with output!

https://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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You don't want to mess around in there if you don't know what you are doing though. Just don't mess with the configuration of the other tabs.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:14 PM   #4
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You don't want to mess around in there if you don't know what you are doing though. Just don't mess with the configuration of the other tabs.
Hi can you please explain" You don't want to mess around in there"
Are you talking about msconfig??
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Yes I am talking about when you type in "msconfig" it launches the system configuration utility. There are 5 tabs. The first 4 tabs are your startup applications, services and boot configuration so if you generally don't want to change anything there. If you do and dont know what you are doing, you could possibly cause your system not to start up, or cause instability.
The "tools" tab I suppose is an ok to use but just don't launch something just to do it. Yes you can quickly disable and enable UAC, launch administative tools, etc... And yeah it's a great quick toolbox.
I'm just saying please use with caution and don't go disabling random services or startup items without reallt knowing what will happen if you do.
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Good advice Migs123.
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OK! I hear you and that's good advise. Thanks!
Good stuff JC! Thanks!
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some of those don't work but most do
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Here's the link I use!!
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Yeah I like those. Do you know any good sites that have windows shortcuts? For example Win+D is desktop Win+E is explorer..
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Yeah I like those. Do you know any good sites that have windows shortcuts? For example Win+D is desktop Win+E is explorer..
Here's a few lists of Windows shortcuts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/126449
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/301583
100 Keyboard shortcuts (Windows)
128 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7
99 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8
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