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    Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    I recently installed the new version of Tweak UI but instead of putting it in the Control Panel, it is in Windows Pre Fetch directory, which I think it means, Windows is supposed to fetch it when needed. However, since it doesn't show up anywhere else, I'm not sure how I can activate it. I like the Tweak function because it is an easy way to tweak settings. Even the initial installation of Tweak didn't go in the Control Panel, but it was in a Windows folders that I go activate from. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    In Windows XP, Tweak UI isn't a control panel, but an application. When I installed it, it created an entry in the Start menu:

    Start | All Programs | PowerToys for Windows XP | Tweak UI

    If it didn't on your PC, you can drag TweakUI.exe from Windows Explorer to Start Menu | All Programs to create a shortcut.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    Assuming you have the zipped TweakUI package, unzip it to a folder, and then right click on "tweakui.inf" and choose "Install". This will add TweakUI to the control panel, yes in XP.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    Hans, Thanks. However I looked in both places and it isn't there. Any where else it might be?

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    After downloading the Install from MS, you MUST run it. And was it the XP version?

    Where did you down load the file to?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    What do you mean by "both places"? If you have installed Tweak UI and there is no shortcut anywhere, it seems that something went wrong. But as I wrote, you can create a shortcut yourself. Open Windows Explorer. Make sure (Tools | Folder Options..., View tab) that Protected files aren't hidden, and that the contents of system folders are shown. Navigate to C:WindowsSystem32, locate TweakUI.exe. You can now create a shortcut and drag it to any place you like.

    Or follow jkipk's suggestion and install TweakUI anew.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    Seems you have to do an awful lot of tweaking, before you can do the Tweaking... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    If when you downlaoded it, did you Save it to a folder or did you just run it. You could do a search for Tweekui.exe.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    Ken--

    In addition to Hans' useful shortcut tip, I don't understand the problem if you've located it in Prefetch or its shortcut if it is an uncorrupted version of Tweak UI. And you could always just uninstall it, and download it again and see where it goes or direct it where you want. I have it on my control panel, but I also have 1.33--I like to compare Tweak UI's and they both coexist fine. So I probably moved TUI XP to the CP so they could both be in the same place. Tweak UI XP recently updated, so I uninstalled the old one because they said to, and downloaded the new one and it showed up on the CP--possibly because I had created a folder it homed to.But here's what I don't understand: You can drag Tweak UI XP anywhere you want--You can drag it to the Start Menu or the Pin Area of the Start Menu--or your quick start. Wherever you want.

    I just dragged

    1) Prefetch to my Start Menu.
    2) Several of Prefetches folders to my Start Menu.
    3) Both Tweak UI's to my Start Menu.
    4) Both TweaK UI's to my Desk Top.
    5) Both Tweak UI's to my Quick Start.

    I'm not sure if by "both places" in reply to Hans you mean 1) the Start Menu 2) Programs on the Start menu.

    I know Kip's suggestion will work for both XP and 1.33 to get it on the Control Panel and if I remember correctly it is the way 1.33 went by default.

    You should be set by using Hans' method, Kip's to get it on the Control Panel, or just dragging it. Is what you have in Prefetch some sort of "executable" to install it? What happens when you click it? Or drag the prefetch item to where you want it and click it. All the Prefetch itesms have a right click send to even if you couldn't drag it.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    Thanks for all the replies. I downloaded TweakUI Powertoys.exe to my temp folder. I then clicked on it to install. The only place that it went was to the Windows Prefetch folder. I tried the idea of dragging the Tweak Prefetch to the control panel and it would only let me put it into administrative tools. But I still couldn't access it. It isn't on the Startup menu. I did find it on my Office Shortcut Bar. I can run it from there but none of the other ideas seemed to work for me. I guess as long as I can get it from the Shortcut Bar that is all that is necessary. So we can let this go at that. Thanks again for all the ideas.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    You're giving up way too easily. The key here is what happens when you click whatever is being called Tweak UI. Is it an executable precursor, an object damaged in download? You haven't been explicit about this--and I could help if I knew. What happens when you click it? The thing to let go is whatever it is being called Tweak UI you have now. Uninstall it. Reinstall Tweak UI.

    You cannot drag the shortcut onto the control panel, but you can drag control panel applets anywhere or right mouse drag them anywhere and copy. You can drag anything onto the start button and the start menu will open and you have the option to pin or not on the SM. You can drag onto the programs menu. You can left or right mouse drag or shorcut from the programs menu. I just did all this with items from my prefetch folder and the prefetch itself.

    I am really curious to know what form this Tweak UI icon or whichever it is is. Does it look like Tweak UI's icon on the Power Toys site? Does it look like an executable. Uninstall and reinstall and here's a regedit you can download with two clicks of the mouse. You don't have to do a thing. Your problem here is the content of whatever is labeled Tweak UI. It either needs executing, or is Tweak UI full fledged with the Box showing up when you click it, or it's damaged--and I have a hunch it's not. Or you can have someone Zip Tweak UI and send it to you. Or you can get it from a hundred sites on the web and try downloading from them as zip or executable.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    Ken--

    Here are direct links to Tweak UI XP 2.0 in executable or zip form: They work fine. I just used them. They can be located anywhere in any folder or file on my PC.

    1) Tweakuipowertoysetup.exe from Web Attack
    2) Tweakui.zip XP Powertoys

    Take your choice, Ken. Uninstall what you have and get it from either site, and you'll have Tweak UI and you can then put it on your control panel through Kip's method, Hans's shortcut, or Kelly's regedit. Take your choice. What you probably are referring to in Pre-Fetch that you dragged to Admin Tools is TweakUI's setup.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    Thanks SMBP. I just needed an extra push. Also the site you gave me to download from worked much better than where I got it before. I downloaded the zip file, unzipped it and run the install and it was totally different than before. It put Tweak in WindowsSystem32 instead of the prefetch file. Then I got the utility to put the icon in the control panel, and voila, it works. Thanks for all the help.

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    Re: Tweak UI Power Toys (Win XPP/SR1)

    Have a good time. It's useful and there are several features that are better this time around. There is a lounge thread on this if you look back in XP--maybe Software--TimO and some others brought out some of the improvements. Also you can use a search engine and find several free XP Tweakers, and a number for between $20 and $30--all have about 30 day trials--some have--and I like this better trials per # of incidents because then you wait until you have a block of time to learn it. There are also IE tweakers--some free, and a few OE Tweakers.

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