JSI Tip 8894. How can I add TweakUI to the Windows XP Control Panel?

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP have been re-released.

The Tweak UI 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.

Version 2.10 requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 (or greater), or Windows Server 2003.

Download Tweak UI for 32-bit systems.

Download Tweak UI for Itaniumâ„¢-based systems.

After installing Tweak UI, you can run TweakuiCP.bat, which I have scripted, to add Tweak UI to Control Panel.

The syntax for using TweakuiCP.bat is:


TweakuiCP.bat contains:

@echo off
set key1=HKCR\CLSID\\{D14ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17\}
set key2=%key1%\DefaultIcon
set key3=%key1%\Shell\Open\Command
set key4=%key1%\ShellFolder
@echo on
reg add %key1% /ve /T REG_SZ /d "TweakUI" /F
reg add %key1% /V InfoTip /T REG_SZ /d "Starts TweakUI for Windows XP" /F
reg add %key2% /ve /T REG_EXPAND_SZ /d "%%SystemRoot%%\\System32\\tweakui.exe,0" /F
reg add %key3% /ve /T REG_SZ /d "TweakUI.EXE" /F
reg add %key4% /V Attributes /T REG_DWORD /d 48 /F

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