Re: msconfig and checking start up items

Yes, there is a MSconfig in XP. Working in the registry isn't too bad, just 
make sure if you don't know what something is, you leave it alone though if 
you're not comfortable at all, don't even try it.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Gomes" <finnygomes@xxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: msconfig and checking start up items


>I didn't know there was an msconfig in windows xp. I thought you had to 
>work
> with the registery. I was told not to delete things from the registery. If 
> I
> made a mistake, we would have to reinstall the whole operating. I heard 
> this
> from two people.
>
>
> finnygomes@xxxxxxx
> web site
> www.rellek.com/stevegomes
> phone 720-747-4990
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Norma A. Boge-Conyers" <naboge@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 11:52 PM
> Subject: Re: msconfig and checking start up items
>
>
>> Hi listers,
>>
>> I am using XP SP2 and I wanted to share with you something I found when I
>> was in MS Config trying to decide what to have run at start-up.  When I
>> was
>> going through the list of things that run at start-up, I unchecked one
>> item
>> and got the following message:
>>
>> System Configuration Utility
>> Essential services cannot be disabled. Doing so might  prevent Windows
>> from
>> running on your computer.
>> Don't show this message in the future
>>
>> This proved to be a very helpful little window.  So, for what it's worth,
>> I
>> am going to try unchecking most of the things I don't recognize, and now 
>> I
>> feel better because XP will warn me if I am trying to disable a critical
>> item.
>>
>> HTH
>> Norma
>>
>>
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