How to Open System Configuration in Windows 10

In this post, you will learn how to create a System Configuration (also known as MSConfig) shortcut and how to open it in Windows 10. Let’s see the latter first.

Method #1

Open the Run by pressing Windows + R.

Enter msconfig and then press Enter.

This command can also be used with the following programs:

  • File Explorer address bar

Method #2

Open the Start menu.

The System Configuration app will appear in the search results when you type msconfig. Click on it.

Method #3

Open the Start menu.

Find and hit Windows Tools.

Double-click System Configuration.

Method #4

Open C: > Windows > System32.

Find and double-click the msconfig file.

Method #5

Hit the Cortana button on the taskbar.

Type open msconfig and then press the Enter key.

That’s all.

Create System Configuration Shortcut

Here you will find instructions on how to create a shortcut to the System Configuration on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on your desktop or File Explorer blank area

Hover the mouse over “New.” Click “Shortcut.” 

On the “Create Shortcut” pop-up, type msconfig. Click “Next”.

Please provide the name of the shortcut if you do not like the suggestion. Click “Finish”.