Powertoys for Vista

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  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hey all,

    Does anyone know if Powertoys is available for vista?

    Need a pic batch resizer, and batch renamer, and virtualCD just like the powertoys for XP.

    Thanks

    Heeter
     
  2. madmatt

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    There are no PowerToys for Vista and it doesn't look like there will be. I heard rumors a while back but nothing yet. PowerToys for XP came pretty quick following RTM.

    You can use Windows Photo Gallery (included) or Windows Live Photo Gallery (free download) to do batch image resize.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

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    I just tried installing the xp image resizer...didn't work
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hey Guys, Thanks

    Didn't know photo gallery did batch resize.


    Heeter
     
  5. the_tazinator

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  7. Taurus

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    is there an equivalent of Tweak UI for vista?
     
  8. Dark Atheist

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  9. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    TweakUI works in Vista too. Use it in Compatibility mode. :)
     
  10. LordOfLA

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    TweakUI isn't for vista, don't use it with vista. Compatibility mode gives you a clue don't you think??
     
  11. Vishal Gupta

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    ^^ It works absolutely fine in Vista. I have tried it. :)
     
  12. LordOfLA

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    Your system to break. I wouldn't advise people to use it on Vista unless it said it was for vista.
     
  13. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    If a software doesnt work in Vista but works in compatibility mode, then there should be no problem in using it.

    Actually when TweakUI was developed, Vista didnt exist. But every tweak in TweakUI works fine in Vista. So in other words, TweakUI supports Vista. :)
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I never thought to run the power tools in compatability mode vishal

    lordofla, that's what compatability mode is for, vista is designed to be backward compatable and really compatability mode might present some problems but if you can afford a crash and you want a program that works on your old os you should give compatability mode a shot, if you have a box and you aren't worried about stability on that box, give it a go

    lordofla is correct of course if it is a system critical, then of course don't try it until you've experimented on breakable boxes
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2008
  15. Vishal Gupta

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    I agree with you both but since I never faced any problem while using TweakUI in Vista, thats why I thought of suggesting it. :)
     
  16. hitek

    hitek OSNN One Post Wonder

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