Pin msconfig as tile

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  1. Marios1441

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    I tried to pin a desktop shortcut of msconfig system app as tile to the start metro screen but refuses to pin.
    It doesn't even exists 'Pin to Start screen' selection when i right click the shortcut. What should i do?
    I even copied the shortcut to the 'All Apps' folder and appeared on the left to the up and down app list but i can't
    drag to start screen as tile.
     
  2. ussnorway

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    Msconfig is a trusted exe however you can pin a shortcut to the taskbar or start screen in WX as long as you have admin rights.

    • right click the desktop and select new short cut
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    %windir%\system32\msconfig.exe
    On a default account you will need to run this shortcut as admin to get past the sercurity but then you can right click the shortcut and pin it to the startscreen/ taskbar
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    Didn't helped.
     
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    Sounds like you have other issues mate... can you run msconfig from the run {[windows key]+[r]}?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    You have a similar thread on another forum. There you were given a simpler solution, which was to right click the program in Windows\System32, and select "Pin to start".
    There you stated the pin to start option was not available?
    There could be a misunderstanding on the path you are following.

    What is the "shortcut of msconfig system app" and "shortcut" you refer to?
    I think you may be trying to pin it to the tile panel from the "All Apps" menu.
     
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    It seems the 'Pin to Start' option does not exist for all apps and shortcuts anymore. Now i'm trying to pin the msconfig.exe to the tile screen from
    a msconfig shortcut on the desktop. I also tried to pin it from the 'All Apps' menu. I pasted it to the All apps folder first.
     
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    I was at first trying to pin msconfig.exe app and shortcut.
     
  9. davehc

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    There seems to be some difficulty here??

    Have you actually tried to open , in the File Explorer, the path stated, again - C:\Windows\System32
    In that folder you will find the msconfig - it is a way down the list. Right click it and then "Pin to start"
    It should then appear in the Apps panel as "System configuration"
     
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    The 'Pin to Start' option does not show when i do it.
     
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    One more chance. Try this path and right click

    C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-msconfig-exe_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10586.0_none_66ffd6dc481743c2
     
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    The 'Pin to Start' option still does not appears.
     
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    I have no more ideas!
     
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    Don't understand why not. I just tried it: with Explorer to C:\Windows\System32, right click on msconfig > Pin to Start and it is there!
    I just had to scroll down/up the tiles to see it. And I tried it from an Admin account.

    So why not?
     
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    That is the prob. He is posting identically on two forums with the same problem.
    I have just done a little googling.
    I read that some antivirus programs, in particular, AVG, will cause this to happen. If you disable AVG then the option is there again.

    OK. I see on the other forum the problem has been solved by restarting the PC
     
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