On the other hand this one is being run because its

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key and it's this key, this registry key that's causing this particular program to be loaded every time the system boots. On the other hand this one is being run because it's been set up in the startup folder in the start menu. So this just tells you where the startup program is being loaded from, whether it be from the registry or from an actual executable in the startup folder on the hard disk drive. Export Information 10:13-11:02 Now one of the useful features about system information is the fact that you can take all this information and export it by clicking File and then clicking Save. Let's go ahead and just put the export file in my Documents folder. Let's call it 'systeminfowin10'. Hit Save. And all the data is written out to this file. So if I'm having a problem with my system and I'm on the phone with tech supportfrom Microsoft or some application vendor or some hardware vendor and they say we need to see all of your system configuration information to try and figure out what's going on, I can export all this information out of msinfo32, save it in a file, and then send that file to them, they can load it up on their computer and see exactly how my computer is configured and hopefully that'll give them the information that they need to troubleshoot the problem that I'm having here. Summary 11:03-11:04 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about msinfo32. Viewing System Information 0:00-0:09 And now, let's shift gears and look at another utility that you can use to manage your system configuration. Use MSCONFIG 0:10-5:48 This is the MSCONFIG utility. Let's go down here to the search field and type 'msconfig'. Now the MSCONFIG utility is very useful because it allows you to view information about, as well as configure the way your system starts up.Notice that we have five different tabs within the MSCONFIG utility, which is called system configuration. We have general, boot, services, start up, and tools. On the General tab, we have a couple of different options for how this system will start up. By default, it's set to a normal start up. This will load all your device drivers, all your system services, and all of your start up programs normally. Now if you need to, you could also set it to diagnostic mode. If you do this, it will load only your basic drivers and services, just to get a basic system up and running. This is a very useful tool when you're troubleshooting problems. You can also perform a selective startup, where you specify exactly what it is you want to include in the startup process. We can specify whether or not we want to include system services on boot, and whether or not we want to load our startup programs. Let's go ahead and leave this set at normal for now. And let's now go to the Boot tab. Notice up here, in the Boot tab, it lists all of the operating systems that are currently installed on the system, and where they're installed. Right now I only have one operating system, which is Windows 10, it's installed in C:\windows. But if I had a dual boot system, with maybe Windows 8 and maybe Windows 7 installed on the same system, I would see those operating systems listed right here.
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