5 Must have Powertoys For Microsoft Windows XP


Windows XP, a popular operating system in the windows family and to your surprise, 60% of the windows users are still in XP. So thought of making winxp users to add little more fun and functionality to their Windows experience. So, What are Powertoys ? PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released.

Today we will discuss about the best and useful powertoys which you must have in your windows xp. All these powertoys will work only in windows xp machines.

5 Useful Powertoys For Windows XP

1. HTML Slide Show Wizard –

This wizard helps you create a slide show of your digital pictures. When you’re done, you can put your slide show on the Web so that your family and friends can view it. Follow the steps of the wizard to select and arrange your pictures, choose from a few simple options, and then save a Web-ready HTML slide show to a folder.

HTML Slide Show Wizard – Download

2. Tweak UI –

Provides access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface. There are many settings and options that you can only set from Tweak UI. You can set up your mouse to your liking by setting click speed, hover sensitivity, etc. You can also customize many Explorer settings, taskbar settings, My Computer settings, and a wide variety of other settings.

Tweak UI – Download

3. Image Resizer –

This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files. When resizing you can choose from one of four standard sizes or choose a size that you specify. You can also choose to resize the original image or create a new one. Right click any image(s) and select ‘Resize Pictures’ in the context menu.

Image Resizer – Download

4. Virtual Desktop Manager –

Manage up to 4 desktops from the Windows taskbar. You can choose a different background for each desktop and run different applications on different desktops. Right click on the taskbar, click toolbars, and then click “Desktop Manager.”

Virtual Desktop Manager – Download

5. Power Calculator –

This calculator has the support to graph and evaluate functions as well as performing many different types of conversions.

Power Calculator – Download

* Bonus Freeware Tool From Microsoft *

Wntipcfg.exe – This GUI tool gives you information about your IP configuration.

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  1. Tweak UI is truly a must have for XP, great list… too bad ive already upgraded to WIn 7
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  2. Pubudu Kodikara says:

    This post told me to go back to XP and have a look at these gadgets! thanks for sharing the cool list bro :D
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  3. That was an awesome list bro. Fortunately, had 4 out 5 here on the list. Going to add HTML sideshow too :)
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