Using msconfig with windows 8 pro

Please direct me to information regarding the features and benefits of msconfig, and how to use it on windows 8 pro. Thanks!

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Last updated June 22, 2018 Views 11,233 Applies to:
Hi Bruce,

Thanks for choosing Windows 8 and for providing us an opportunity to assist you.
“msconfig” is a run command used to open the system configuration utility. You can find the detailed information about System configuration tool and its features in the below link. Though this article was written for Windows 7, the information in the article applies for Windows 8 pro as well.
Note: Unlike Windows 7 system configuration tool, in Windows 8 pro, the startup services won’t be displayed in system configuration tool. You will find a link to open startup services in taskbar.
You can open the system configuration tool in Windows 8 pro as mentioned in these steps:
a) Press Windows key + R, to open the run command box
b) Type “msconfig” and press enter.
System configuration tool is mainly used to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot any issues. You can find more information about clean boot here:
Hope this helps. If you have any further queries, please get back to us and we would be happy to help you.

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