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Windows 7 Shortcut for System Configuration

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Windows 7 Shortcut for System Configuration
« on: August 31, 2011, 11:56:05 AM »
I want to create a Launcher entry for the "System Configuration" app in Windows 7. I navigate to C:\windows\system32 and locate the msconfig.exe file. I can double-click to launch it from Windows Exploer.

I drag and drop it on to Launcher and an entry is created with C:\windows\system32msconfig.exe. However, the icon from the msconfig.exe file does not appear with the entry and launching it does nothing.

Can it be done?


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Re: Windows 7 Shortcut for System Configuration
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 08:31:49 PM »
Regarding the path, you probably meant "C:\windows\system32\msconfig.exe"

But I can duplicate your problem :(

Seems the icon is not extracted successfully and that "Launch" does not work on msconfig.exe for some odd reason.

I will need some time to investigate this :)
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Re: Windows 7 Shortcut for System Configuration
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 09:15:09 PM »
One good thing already came out of this. Because the image extraction fails in an unusual way, I was *finally* after many years able to discover and reproduce a bug concerning an image index out of range. (The bug would first manifest itself when user saved the changes.) I have had that bug reported now and then, but noone ever been able to tell me how to reproduce it :)


Regarding the msconfig.exe issue it seems related to:
http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/112401-cannot-start-msconfig-withi-autoit/

A peculiar WoW64 32/64 bit applications issue. I will need more time :)
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