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Windows in a Box

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Key Details of Windows in a Box

  • Search and access Windows XP settings easily.
  • Last updated on 9/3/2015
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Start dozens of Windows functions and commands using this simple freeware executable. Window's In a Box's interface is simply four pull-down menus in a small dialog. With no need to install, you can place this handy item in your USB toolbox.

There is no learning curve involved for this simple program. The four pull-down menus include Functions, Hidden XP Functions, Other, and Folders. You merely open a pull-down and select the function you need. The first set includes commonly used functions such as calculator and Notepad, and it has 33 total functions. The Hidden XP Functions also has 33 functions, but these are less often used. A Telnet Client, Direct X Diagnosis, and Private Character Editor and 30 other easy-to-choose items make up that menu. As expected, the Other menu holds miscellaneous functions not found in the first two menus. The final pull-down lists 15 quickly opened folders.

Window's In a Box is freeware, tiny, an executable, and very useful. Anyone who calls functions from the Start menu can use this highly recommended application.

What's new in version 2.0

Version 2 includes 10 brand new functions.

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Full Specifications

June 29, 2007
Latest update
September 3, 2015
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Windows XP
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Search and access Windows XP settings easily.
Ever get tired of searching for a setting inside the control panel. Inside Windows XP are hundreds of settings that require endless clicking through the Operating System that can get really frustrating. Windows in a box was designed to eliminate all that. Sits on your desktop, easy to navigate, and puts an end to all the frustration of endless searching for settings. Spyware, Adware, and Malware free. Access almost all the functions and settings of Windows XP. Version 2 includes 10 brand new functions.