Software Design
Essential Windows Utilities

The software listed here is essential to successful and trouble-free Windows computing. I personally use the programs described here myself. Due to the large number of user requests that I receive I have added these programs to my web site for easy downloading.

Microsoft® Help - WinHlp32 for Windows 7
WinHlp32.exe will display 32-bit Help Files (.hlp) on Windows 7 computers.
Free: Download Windows6.0-KB917607-x64.msu (610K)
Free: Download Windows6.0-KB917607-x86.msu (600K)

Microsoft® Power Toys
This collection of small utility programs and File Explorer extensions will enhance your Windows system and add several new features not currently available in Windows 95.
Free: Download PowerToys (205K)

Microsoft® Kernel Toys
This suite of programs includes several useful MS Windows diagnostic functions and configuration utilities.
Free: Download KernelToys (56K)

Microsoft® RegClean v4.1a
Cleans and repairs the MS Windows System Registry.
Free: Download RegClean (773K)

Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.0 Power Toys
This collection of Internet Explorer plug-ins will improve your browser, adding new graphics settings, search options and other enhancements.
Free: Download IEPowerToys (265K)

Microsoft® Common Controls Library Y2K Update
This upgrade from Microsoft fixes several Year 2000 bugs found in the COMCTL32.DLL. If your system has a File Version earlier than v5.80 or a Product Version earlier than 5.00.2614.3600 download and install this update module.
Free: Download 50ComUpd (498K)

PropertiesPlus v1.65
This useful MS Explorer shell extension adds file property settings to the popup menu.
Free: Download PropertiesPlus (226K)

DISKdata v2.2
Displays extensive information about your hard disks and the files stored there. Works with both FAT16 and FAT32 systems running MS Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.
Free: Download DISKdata (389K)

WinZip v9.0
This is unquestionably the finest ZIP utility on the market. WinZip includes seamless MS Explorer integration and web browser support.
Shareware: Download WinZip (2.3M)

This suite of icon utilities includes a professional icon editor and librarian, as well as a utility for customizing the Windows desktop and folder icons.
Shareware: Download Microangelo (1.2M)

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