How to Remove Registry Entries for Msconfig Start up Programs

by Chris Loza

Msconfig, which stands for Microsoft configuration, is a small, executable program that launches the system configuration of the operating system. Advanced users can change the computer's boot option, which services to run and which programs must be loaded immediately when the computer starts up. The system configuration has corresponding registry entries for each program found in the start up list. Removing these entries in the registry automatically removes them from the msconfig without rebooting the computer.


Click the Windows "Start" button.


Type "regedit" in the Search field and press "Enter."


Expand "Computer" and expand the registry hive "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE."


Expand the registry hives "Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion." Select "Run."


Right-click the registry entries you want to remove and click "Delete."


Close the Registry Editor.

Things Needed

  • User account with administrator privileges


  • Deleting the incorrect registry entries may make the computer unstable. It is important to always backup the registry before making any deletions or changes. To backup the registry, open the Registry Editor, right-click "Computer" and click "Export" to save the entire registry into a file.

About the Author

Chris Loza has published essays and book reviews in major Philippine newspapers since 2005. His work has appeared in the "Philippine Daily Inquirer" and "Philippine Star." Loza also worked as a technical writer for LWS Media. He has a Bachelor of Science in electronics and communications engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University.

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