Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP:

Windows XP Powertoy TweakUI 2 PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.

PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing. They add fun and functionality to the Windows experience. You must uninstall your old PowerToys before installing the new ones. Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Get it here!

Window XP PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing. They add fun and functionality to the Windows experience!

Microsoft has taken great care to ensure that PowerToys operate as they should, but they are not part of Windows and are not supported by Microsoft. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about PowerToys.

Microsoft Releases XP PowerToys Update: Months after it originally removed PowerToys for Windows XP from download, Microsoft developers have finally released the long awaited update to the popular tools. PowerToys are a group of small applications that add extra functionality to Windows XP by taking advantage of hidden settings. A Microsoft spokesperson said the need to make minor improvements as the reason for pulling PowerToys and promised an update in the spring.

You must uninstall your old PowerToys before installing the new ones. “If you installed PowerToys prior to April 23, 2002, you must uninstall your old PowerToys before installing the versions available here, Microsoft.”

Window XP PowerToys Fun Pack:

Download PowerToys_Full.exe 1.62 MB file here!

New – Windows XP Video Screen Saver PowerToy: The Windows XP Screen Saver PowerToy makes it easy to play any Windows Media® Video or series of videos (such as home movies created with Windows Movie Maker 2) as your Windows XP screen saver. powertoys_wpchanger.exe 182 KB file.

New – Windows XP Desktop Wallpaper Changer PowerToy: Make your computer desktop more dynamic, interactive, useful, and fun. The Wallpaper Changer PowerToy allows your desktop wallpaper to change automatically. It also lets you choose which images to display. Select the folder of images to display as a slide show and set the display interval to change wallpaper every few minutes, hours, or days. The simple intuitive interface is easily available from the system tray. Partial Fun Pack 2: Video Screen Saver PowerToy PowerToys_VSS.exe 410 KB file.

PowerToy choices:

Open Command Window Here:
This PowerToy adds an “Open Command Window Here” context menu option on file system folders, giving you a quick way to open a command window (cmd.exe) pointing at the selected folder. CmdHere.exe – 514 KB file

New Alt-Tab Replacement
With this PowerToy, in addition to seeing the icon of the application window you are switching to, you will also see a preview of the page. This helps particularly when multiple sessions of an application are open. Alt-Tab Replacement – 534 KB file

Tweak UI:
This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more. WinXpFix.com TweakUI.exe – 564 KB file

Tweak UI for Itanium™-based systems TweakUI.exe

Power Calculator:
With this PowerToy you can graph and evaluate functions as well as perform many different types of conversions. 624 KB PowerCalc.exe

Image Resizer;
This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click. ImageResizer.exe – 521 KB file

CD Slide Show Generator:
With this PowerToy you can view images burned to a CD as a slide show. The Generator works downlevel on Windows 9x machines as well. Slideshow.exe – 548 KB file

Virtual Desktop Manager:
Manage up to four desktops from the Windows taskbar with this PowerToy. Deskman.exe – 550 KB file

Taskbar Magnifier
Use this PowerToy to magnify part of the screen from the taskbar. Magnifier.exe – 515 KB file

Webcam Timershot:
This PowerToy lets you take pictures at specified time intervals from a Webcam connected to your computer and save them to a location that you designate. Timershot.exe – 610 KB file

This is an old PowerToys no longer included in the New PowerToys.

HTML Slide Show Wizard:
This wizard helps you create an HTML slide show of your digital pictures, ready to place on your Web site. Htmlgen.exe – 771 KB file

Note! Although released by Microsoft, they are not a part of XP therefore Microsoft are unable to offer any technical support for PowerToys. PowerToys are for Windows XP only.

You can download the powertoys files (one at a time) at Microsoft download page Here!

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