Config doesn't just mark them, it actually moves them to another location so CPL won't list the ones config has marked disabled because they are simply not there. Obviously for this reason, when it comes to the reg settings it is better if you avoid the Startup tab in config. However when it comes to the Ini, Sys, & Bat files the average user should probably leave these alone w/out help, they could render their computer unbootable. Most of the things in CPL can be removed and your computer will at least still get to your desktop. On my system and all the ones I have worked on CPL does show a "Services" tab. It usually shows:Startup (user), HKLM / Run, HKCU / Run, Services, Run Once, & of coarse Deleted. That is one of the things I like about its interface is how it divides the different items organizing it so I can look and analyze just the ones in that section. In config it clumps all the startup reg items under one tab and you have no idea where it is kept, so good luck finding it in the registry. And unlike config where you right click the item and all you get is the usual useless Whats This? button, I like the fact that you have some options, and can even edit the entry and brows the processes to see if the item is currently running. And of coarse by knowing its location you can go right to regedit and see all the details or change them if you wish. Now it is not necessarily a matter that it is better, it is a matter that it is safer and simpler for my clients and convenient for me. I still use config for the Ini files, and I edit the Config.sys & AutoExec.bat files myself because in reality there is more than one of each. However the average user not only doesn't know how to access config, but when given explicit instructions on how to do it, however simple, either cannot seem to figure it out or are afraid to try. CPL gives a control panel interface and a reference in the start menu and I always place a shortcut on the quick launch where you can quickly check for changes and brows the processes. I also usually set up the control panel right on the start menu as a menu itself, making the users feel more comfortable accessing the control panel items. I have found, when it comes to right clicking, or using the run command box, most average users are either at a loss or are afraid to try for fear of messing it all up. And several are right to feel that way.
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