System Utilities Tweaking Microsoft Windows XP System Configuration Utility Update

Microsoft Windows XP System Configuration Utility Update 1.0 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (26 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 10,341
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Windows XP System Configuration Utility Update

Publisher's Description

Microsoft Windows XP System Configuration Utility Update will add a Tools tab to the System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe). The Tools tab will allow further diagnostic tools to be launched from within the System Configuration Utility. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Latest Reviews

jackamus

jackamus reviewed v1.0 on Oct 7, 2005

Simple...Effective... =) Works for me!

slemay

slemay reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

Kylde - you're an idiot for not upgrading to SP2.

As for the tool - it's simple but effective. All of this is elsewhere in the system - but it puts a nice little collection together for you in one place.

Lick

Lick reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

i am not sure what everyone is complaining about once your sys is validated the first time it is one extra button click to download. Is that considered a "lengthy process"? I am not sure but that is not long nor complicated at least not for me. But it human nature for people to complain. IMHO

PC Rat

PC Rat reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

The PC Rat ain't part of the Anti-Microsoft Mujahedeen, but he resents a somewhat complicated and lengthy 'validation process' before being able to download this update.

Can understand their wanting to protect their product from all the thieving twerps out there. But, surely, there must be an easier way (for paying customers) to obtain updates from Microsoft.

The Computer Rodent

Orbitration

Orbitration reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

Agreed, people should at least TRY the thing before giving a review.

This update adds a new tab at the end of the System Configuration Utilities window (msconfig).
The tab is called: Tools. It contains a list of shortcuts to 13 different fuctions, such as:
Event Viewer, Internet Options, Network, Regedit, System Restore, Task Manager and more.

Why are you folks b****ing because of a definite upgrade to an MS utility ?

As for the guy who asked about why you couldn't just type in Msconfig... this is NOT the same, it's ADDED to msconfig's window, eh?
Besides, a *true* geek would have a shortcut to Msconfig somewhere quick....;) (Type once, click forever more)

Kylde

Kylde reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

"system requirements Windows XP SP 2"? Boo, plenty of us out there still cling to SP1a :(

bobad

bobad reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

It must be a full moon. The little Anti-MS ghouls are out in force! To those who can read, the developer states:

"The Tools tab will allow further diagnostic tools to be launched from within the System Configuration Utility."

This means the tab will be better utilized in the future. Patience children! Sit tight and quit whining and you will be rewarded with additional tools and functions in this tab.

nuntius

nuntius reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

A usefull update. you now can easily open Systemtools. They are now listed in "msconfig".

To them who did not test this update but already have voted: "Test it and you will see the program ist better then expected" ;-)

And|

And| reviewed v1.0 on Oct 5, 2005

This sounds so useless to me. Is it so hard to type "msconfig" in run?

Instead of making ridiculous "software" Microsoft should use more resources on making Windows Vista done.. perhaps on time then.

yleclerc

yleclerc reviewed v1.0 on Oct 5, 2005

It does what is stated! Nothing new is added and it still has the "lamed" tools that you git before (although accessable for elseware!) Good if you need to "play" in MSCONFIG.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (26 votes)
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jackamus

jackamus reviewed v1.0 on Oct 7, 2005

Simple...Effective... =) Works for me!

slemay

slemay reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

Kylde - you're an idiot for not upgrading to SP2.

As for the tool - it's simple but effective. All of this is elsewhere in the system - but it puts a nice little collection together for you in one place.

Lick

Lick reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

i am not sure what everyone is complaining about once your sys is validated the first time it is one extra button click to download. Is that considered a "lengthy process"? I am not sure but that is not long nor complicated at least not for me. But it human nature for people to complain. IMHO

PC Rat

PC Rat reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

The PC Rat ain't part of the Anti-Microsoft Mujahedeen, but he resents a somewhat complicated and lengthy 'validation process' before being able to download this update.

Can understand their wanting to protect their product from all the thieving twerps out there. But, surely, there must be an easier way (for paying customers) to obtain updates from Microsoft.

The Computer Rodent

Orbitration

Orbitration reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

Agreed, people should at least TRY the thing before giving a review.

This update adds a new tab at the end of the System Configuration Utilities window (msconfig).
The tab is called: Tools. It contains a list of shortcuts to 13 different fuctions, such as:
Event Viewer, Internet Options, Network, Regedit, System Restore, Task Manager and more.

Why are you folks b****ing because of a definite upgrade to an MS utility ?

As for the guy who asked about why you couldn't just type in Msconfig... this is NOT the same, it's ADDED to msconfig's window, eh?
Besides, a *true* geek would have a shortcut to Msconfig somewhere quick....;) (Type once, click forever more)

Kylde

Kylde reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

"system requirements Windows XP SP 2"? Boo, plenty of us out there still cling to SP1a :(

bobad

bobad reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

It must be a full moon. The little Anti-MS ghouls are out in force! To those who can read, the developer states:

"The Tools tab will allow further diagnostic tools to be launched from within the System Configuration Utility."

This means the tab will be better utilized in the future. Patience children! Sit tight and quit whining and you will be rewarded with additional tools and functions in this tab.

nuntius

nuntius reviewed v1.0 on Oct 6, 2005

A usefull update. you now can easily open Systemtools. They are now listed in "msconfig".

To them who did not test this update but already have voted: "Test it and you will see the program ist better then expected" ;-)

And|

And| reviewed v1.0 on Oct 5, 2005

This sounds so useless to me. Is it so hard to type "msconfig" in run?

Instead of making ridiculous "software" Microsoft should use more resources on making Windows Vista done.. perhaps on time then.

yleclerc

yleclerc reviewed v1.0 on Oct 5, 2005

It does what is stated! Nothing new is added and it still has the "lamed" tools that you git before (although accessable for elseware!) Good if you need to "play" in MSCONFIG.

Comit

Comit reviewed v1.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Does what it says...though if your the kind of user that even uses msconfig, you'll prolly find the tools tab it adds quite useless.

Phyco

Phyco reviewed v1.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Its a drag that they stopped allowing these downloads for SP1 owners. SP2 just opens in safemode for me.

yohimbe9

yohimbe9 reviewed v1.0 on Oct 5, 2005

It does what it says it does. The nice thing about it is that some malware will sometimes use the same filename as a system file but place itself somewhere in the path BEFORE the system file so if you use Start, Run, you launch the malware instead of the true program. This program launches the program from the expected location (assumming that hasn't been infected of course.)

coover

coover reviewed v1.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Another free tool from MS. Basically, it gives you another way to get to the individual parts of the Control Panel. It's not really needed, but it might help you if you can't get there by conventional methods.

I give it a 4 because it's not necessary, but it works well without conflicting with anything else.

I recommend you download and install it, just in case.

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