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Win95 FAQ Part 13 of 14: MS Plus etc.
Section - 13.10. What are the MS Power Toys?

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   The Power Toys are system hacks that the Shell group over at MS
   cooked up to "improve" some of the finer points of Win95. I don't
   advocate using these things if you don't know how to even use the
   basic OS. Even MS will warn you that you're on your own when you use
   these.
   
   The Power Toys home page describes them better than I could, but for
   the sake of simplicity I'll document what to watch out for. Don't fall
   into these traps:
     * TweakUI can add unnecessary switches to the MSDOS.SYS settings
       file. These settings can load DriveSpace drivers and double buffer
       drivers that waste conventional memory. This is the most common
       memory-waster in Single Mode DOS. To remove TweakUI's settings you
       need to manually edit the MSDOS.SYS file and remove the offending
       entries.
     * CabView won't uninstall properly, and I don't know how to remove
       it without re-installing Win95.
     * QuickRes can cause some Win 3.1 apps to freeze; most don't support
       dynamic colour-depth changes or screen resolution changes.
       Diamond's video drivers do much the same thing, though I'd rather
       use QuickRes than Diamond's software. Just exit all apps before
       changing the screen mode.
       
   Just to make things interesting, the Kernel group did the same
   thing... and henceforth came the Kernel Toys. These are really
   advanced things, but in relation to FAQ page 12, I really like the
   MS-DOS Mode configuration tool the best. This tool lets you customize
   (or add more) components you can add to a DOS config via the
   "Configuration..." button in a game's PIF file. Perfect for setting up
   someone else's machine (great for OEMs) where they can customize their
   DOS mode settings without hand-writing the special config files. The
   Time Zone Editor lets you customize the time zone file in case you
   travel a lot and can't find the time zone you're in amongst the
   built-in choices.

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Top Document: Win95 FAQ Part 13 of 14: MS Plus etc.
Previous Document: 13.9. Top ten things missing from Microsoft Plus

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