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Msconfig.exe

System Configuration Utility

 
     
  Description  
     
 
icon   Msconfig.exe is the system configuration utility. It controls many startup options such as mulit-OS boot, services and programs launched at startup.

Msconfig.exe is a 32/64-bit executable for a graphics UI style application.
 
     
   
  Common Facts From Tracked Files  
     
 
key facts  
File description
  System Configuration Utility
 
File Version
  5.1.2600.0  to  6.3.9600.16384
 
Application
  Microsoft Windows Operating System
 
App version
  5.1.2600.0  to  6.3.9600.16384
 
Type
  32, 64 bits
 
Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation
 
Copyright
  (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 
   
  Variants and Default Locations  
     
 
varients  
  C:\Windows\System32

This directory holds the core operating system files and libraries.

 
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  Vista RTM; 32
Core without updates
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xp
  Vista SP1, 2; 32
Core without updates
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xp
  Vista SP2; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  8 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  8.1 RTM; 64
Core without updates
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  C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386

This directory is used to hold new files for service packs. It is used by the file protection system to restore key files should they be damaged.

 
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  XP SP1; 32
Core without updates
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  C:\Windows\WinSxS\...

The WinSxS directory holds Windows Side-by-Side DLLs. WinSxS allows multiple versions of the same DLL (code libraries) to exist on the same system. This ensures that every application will get the DLL version they were tested and designed for. The result is improved application and system stability. See details for full directory location.

 
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  Vista SP2; 64
Core without updates
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xp
  7 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  8 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  8.1 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  Vista RTM; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  Vista SP1, 2; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 32
Core without updates
details  

 
  C:\Windows\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries

This is used for Microsoft XP's Help Center Services including features such as Remote Desktop Assistance.

 
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  XP RTM; 32
Core without updates
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xp
  XP SP1; 32
Core without updates
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  C:\Windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries

 
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  XP SP2; 32
Core without updates
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xp
  XP SP3; 32
Core without updates
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  Security  
     
 
security  

There are no known security risks in using Msconfig.exe assuming it has not been modified or replaced by virus or malware and it resides in the default directory. This file is installed as part of the Windows operating system.

Startup Security

optional
3
  Not required or recommended, but not harmful
bad
7
  Undesirable such as viruses, malware or adware

View our Msconfig.exe Startup Applications list for alternative functions and locations not shown below.

 
     
  Requires  
     
 
required   The following files are required when running this program. These may call other files, and there can be additional required files not in this list.

           
  import Advapi32.dll   import Ole32.dll
  import Atl.dll*   import Oleaut32.dll
  import Bcd.dll*   import Shell32.dll
  import Gdi32.dll   import Shlwapi.dll*
  import Kernel32.dll   import User32.dll
  import MFC42u.dll   import Version.dll
  import Msvcrt.dll  
 
* indicates a file that is not required in all versions. Click on filename for details.
 
   
  Additional Analysis  
     
 
notes  
  • The newest version of Msconfig.exe requires a C++ library, and was likely written in Micorsoft Visual C++. It was likely built using Visual Studio 2012.
  • Msconfig.exe is a PE style file.
  • This program does not appear to be internally referenced by any other file.
 
   
  Vendor Summary  
     
 
Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation Logo
Phone
1-425-882-8080
1-800-642-7676

Web
Global
USA

Assistance
Support

 
   
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