XPSysPad is a freeware that allows easy access to windows system information and windows system utilities such as control panel applets. It can also recover Windows 2000/XP & MS-Office product keys.
It can launch the hidden windows applications, launch any program with in a single click, search files, monitor running system processes and more. Overall it has some 250 functions. The program has menus to launch specific set of programs like control panel applets, network utilities, programs adn etc.
It is a tiny program, and can be minimzed to systray when not active. Compatible with Windows XP.
Note: I don’t have XP system right now, so i haven’t tested this before posting.