Msconfig (system configuration utility) replacement

Msconfig is part of Windows and allows you to disable startup programs, but it cannot be used to add or edit them.

You can run system configuration utility:
In Windows XP:
Go to Start > Run
Type MSCONFIG in the "Open:" box and then click on the OK button.
In Windows Vista/7:
Click on the Vista/7 start icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.
Type MSCONFIG in the search box and then press enter on your keyboard.

Chameleon Startup Manager is a startup control panel that enables the full customization of startup programs, including startup order change, startup delay, priority and much more.

More details can be found here.



Current version: 4.0.0.910
Platform: Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/10/x64 Edition
Language: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Portuguese, Dutch, French, Slovak, Ukrainian, Hindi, Polish, Serbian, Chinese

The main features of the program are:

  Free Pro
Most of the new features
Change startup profiles for all Windows users
Applying configurations 'on-the-fly' without restarting Windows
Necessary programs can be run and unnecessary programs closed using one button without reloading Windows
Individual launch settings, delays, and order depending on the day and time
Automatic delayed program launch
Each program is launched in sequence after the previous one finishes starting
Working in Windows Vista/7/8 without UAC prompts
You can start programs with administrator permissions without confirming the privileges
Black list
Just disable the program once and it will no longer add itself to the startup list
Many launch parameters
Internet connection, specified time, closing after a delay, etc.
Possibility to сancel any changes (preserve the system state or for each program)
Any removal, addition or change in the program settings will be cancelled
Start programs after another program is launched (also with a delay option)
Setting the startup priority
Possibility to restore all changes
Automatically save the history of changes in configurations and for each program
Monitor real time changes in the startup list
There is immediate notification of added (or removed) startup programs
Change startup order by specifying a startup delay
It can be changed visually or by using the wizard
Select the startup configuration at Windows start-up
During Windows startup, it is possible to select the programs to be launched by selecting one of the Windows startup configs saved earlier (eg, for the Internet, for games, etc)
Selecting on what days should programs be run
Many launch conditions
Run if the computer is connected to the Internet, not more than once within the specified time interval, if the computer is idle, etc.
Startup configurations management
Any number of Windows startup configs can be created and loaded if necessary
Support for Services and Task Scheduler

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