6 Ways to Open System Configuration Application in Windows 10/7

open system configuration

System Configuration is a useful application. It can allow you to manage Windows startup, change the startup process and select startup services and programs as well as start a series of useful managers, but before that, you have to launch it. In this article, we’ll show you six ways to open System Configuration in Windows 10/7.

6 ways to open the System Configuration application in Windows 10/7

  • Way 1: by searching
  • Way 2: by launching Run dialog box
  • Way 3: through Command Prompt
  • Way 4: via Windows PowerShell
  • Way 5: via Control Panel
  • Way 6: by opening File Explorer

Way 1: Open the System Configuration tool by searching

In Windows 10, type system configuration or msconfig in search box of the taskbar, and then click the System Configuration displayed on search result to open the System Configuration application.

type system configuration or msconfig

In Windows 7, click Start menu, type system configuration or msconfig in the Search field, and then click on its shortcut to launch the System Configuration tool.

click start menu

Way 2: Open the System Configuration tool by launching a Run dialog box

In Windows 10/7, launch Run dialog box, type msconfig, and then click on OK or press Enter to immediately open the System Configuration application.

type msconfig and click ok

Way 3: Open the System Configuration application through Command Prompt

In Windows 10/7, open Command Prompt window, type msconfig, and press Enter to open the System Configuration tool.

open command prompt window

Way 4: Open the System Configuration tool via Windows PowerShell

In Windows 10/7, launch Windows PowerShell window, type msconfig, and press Enter. The System Configuration utility should open immediately.

launch widnows powershell window

Way 5: Open the System Configuration tool via Control Panel

In Windows 10/7, open Control Panel, when Control Panel window brings out, choose the View by: Small icons/Large icons, find and click Administrative Tools.

click administrative tools

In the Administrative Tools window, find and double-click the System Configuration Shortcut to launch the System Configuration utility.

double-click system configuration shortcut

Way 6: Open the System Configuration tool by opening File Explorer

In Windows 10, open File Explorer and navigate to This PC\Local Disk (C:)\Windows\System32 folder. In System32 window, slide the mouse wheel to find and double-click msconfig application to access it.

double-click msconfig application

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