How to customize Windows XP for free

Thursday, February 10, 2011

How to customize Windows XP for free

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Microsoft Windows XP is the most widely used operating system today. However compared to Linux it allows very few customizations to its GUI (Graphical User Interface).

To address this problem, the engineers at  Microsoft have developed a cool power-toy called Tweak UI that allows you to customize many things of your operating system.

To download this Tweak UI tool for free go to this link: Powertoys For Windows XP. After install launch this tool from the start menu. It is present under all programs, Powertoys for Xp.

How to change the right click options in  Windows XP? How to delete right click options?
This tool helps to change the right click options of Windows XP.

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  1. Under the My Computer options, select Templates.  
  2. Make sure that for the options you want, the check-box is selected. 
  3. To remove any options just un-check the checkbox for that option. 
  4. Remember to press OK and select Apply.

What are Autoplay options?
Whenever you insert a new CD-ROM or a new pen drive to your Windows XP powered computer, you get a set of options that come up automatically.



How to change autoplay options in Windows XP? How to delete autoplay options?
  1. Under the My Computer options, select Autoplay. 
  2. Select the handlers option
  3. Now delete or create new Autoplay options
  4. Press OK and then Apply


How to change Control panel options in Windows XP? How to delete Control panel items?

  1. Under  My Computer options, select Control Panel.
  2. Make sure that for the options you want, the check-box is selected. 
  3. To remove any options just un-check the checkbox for that option. 
  4. Remember to press OK and select Apply.
As you can see there are many more options you change!

Download this free tool Tweak UI from Microsoft from this link: Powertoys For Windows XP.

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