Microsoft’s latest update dramatically reduces the size of PowerToys

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  • Microsoft released PowerToys 0.63 this week. This is a stable release that introduces no new features. What’s special about this game is that Microsoft has drastically reduced the size of his PowerToys installer and installation folder on Windows devices.

Most PowerToys users may not even notice the chance when updating using the application’s built-in update functionality. You may be able to check this later by checking memory allocation with tools like WizTree or Treesize Free.

Here are the details of this achievement: The size of the PowerToys installer has increased from an incredible 125MB to 83MB in this version. reduced by about a third. This is a significant reduction, especially for users with slow connections downloading installers.

The PowerToys install size has decreased from 817MB to 587MB, about a quarter of the size. The developer accomplished this by “sharing the Windows App SDK, VC++ Redistributable Packages, and PowerToys Interop runtime files between utilities.”

PowerToys currently offers a total of 12 utilities in its stable release, most of which can be easily replicated. Take Always on Top as an example. Instead of using the PowerToys tool, you can use Windows TopMost Control, OnTopper, OnTopReplica, or one of many other “always on top” programs.

It can be argued that PowerToys are still pretty big for their functionality, especially if you only have one or two frequently used tools. One of the great things about software is that you always have choices when it comes to software. If you still don’t want to have a giant PowerToy on one system, you can consider the alternative of duplicating just one tool.

PowerToys 0.63 includes numerous fixes to the underlying code across various tools and tool suites. See the official release notes for details.

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