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Add Tools Menu to MSCONFIG – System Configuration Utility

The following hotfix adds a tools menu to msconfig. This menu contains a list of programs that are typically used in configuration. How to access these tools without msconfig is also discussed.


I am not quite sure why this was released because most power-users already know where to find these tools.

This hotfix places a tools menu in your system configuration utility. The tools menu contains frequently used programs that are helpful in configuring your system.




Here is a listing and where to find these tools without the hotfix. Just type the location in your RUN box.

    About Windows – C:\WINDOWS\system32\winver.exe
    Command Prompt – C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
    Event Viewer – C:\WINDOWS\system32\Eventvwr.msc
    Internet Options – C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetcpl.cpl
    IPconfig – C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /k C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipconfig.exe
    Network Diagnostics – C:\WINDOWS\system32\netsh.exe diag gui
    Add/Remove Programs – C:\WINDOWS\system32\appwiz.cpl
    Regedit – C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe
    Security Center – C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscui.cpl
    System Information – C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\msinfo32.exe
    System Properties – C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysdm.cpl
    System Restore – C:\WINDOWS\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
    Task Manager – C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe

If you do want this hotfix, you can download it from Microsoft.

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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