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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Third-Party and Add-On Programs You Can't Live Without

Everybody has their own private list of essential tools and no single list is likely to satisfy everyone. There are some tools, however, which are likely to appeal broadly and we hope the following selection of utilities and applications will, to some degree, fall within this broad category.

PowerTools (PowerToys)

You might know the PowerTools set of utilities better as “PowerToys.” PowerToys have been around in one form or another since Windows 95. However, when you install and use these Microsoft-provided-yet-unsupported utilities, you are likely to agree with the many users who have found PowerToys to be much more useful than the name implies.

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The PowerTools will only work with the ...

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