WinPET Help

Keyboard Shortcuts

CTRL + F = Shortcuts
CTRL + C = Customize (from home screen only)
CTRL + H = Home
CTRL + S = Sound ON/OFF

  • Right-clicking in the menus stops all icons from scrolling
  • On the home screen, you can move WinPET by holding CTRL and the directional keys

Hiding/Minimizing WinPET

By clicking the Minimize button in the top right corner, WinPET will be minimized to the system tray. You can restore it simply by double clicking the Icon.

Starting WinPET with Windows

In every Start menu, there is a folder called ‘Startup’. The shortcuts in there will automatically load when you log into Windows. By placing a shortcut to WinPET in this folder, it will start automaticlly. The Startup folder is located in
Windows XP: “C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”
Windows Vista: “C:\Users\YOUR NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”


You can save links to your favorite programs and websites on the shortcut screen. The first three shortcuts will also be accessable from the top left corner of the home screen. To edit your shortcuts, click the ‘Edit Shortcuts’ icon in the corner of the shortcut screen. In the ‘Shortcut manager’ you can change the target path and write a custom name for your shortcut. To remove a shortcut, leave the name and path space blank. To add a program or file on your computer you must find and paste the full path of the file. Right-click on the file and click properties. Copy the link next to “Target” and paste it into the slot in WinPET. You can do the same with an internet URL, or simply type in the URL. When you are finished adding the shortcuts, click OK to save and move on to the next 3 shortcuts. You can press CTRL+S at any time to return to the shortcut manager without saving your changes.

Media/IM/Browser Shortcuts

WinPET has shortcut slots for the most popular/well known media player, browsers, and IM Clients. Setting up these shortcuts is as simple as the others; all you have to do is find the file path and paste it into WinPET. Unfortunately, WinPET cannot ‘auto-detect’ the location of your applications.

Moving WinPET

Unfortunately, you cannot move WinPET by clicking and dragging. On the home screen, by holding CTRL and the directional keys, you can change the Position of WinPET on your screen. You can make WinPET float above all other windows by going to the ‘Window Position’ screen in the Customizer and checking the box in the corner. These settings will be reset the next time you open WinPET.



  1. hi i was just wondering could this become my desktop? or what ever it is call u know like when i turn on my computer it will be windows pet what ill be seing or is it just a little window like it looks now?

  2. Hi. WinPET cannot be used as your ‘desktop’. You can make WinPET start when you turn on your computer by copying a shortcut into your startup folder (More info on the WinPET HELP page)

  3. I haven’t thought of that yet, but they’ll probably be built into the program and you’ll have to win them or something.

  4. umm my mom said i could downloud this on our desk top but it is a windows 98 so can you make it for win98 plz? if not that is ok. T_T

  5. I’m afraid i cant help you if it isn’t working on Windows 98. It was created on windows XP FOR windows XP. WinPET Will not harm your computer in any way, and if your parents are stopping you from using it, there is nothing i can do about that either.

    And if you have any more questions to ask, please mail them to This is not a chat room.

  6. OMG u are my hero! i have been looking for a net navi for my comp for so long! i am so excited for 2.5.5 but i have 1 simple question:

    is it possible to stretch that small window???

  7. hi, i just download this program and i love it (yes, something better than having a Roll Otaku on my winodws), anyway, i do a lot of game desing work and i need my laptop and computers set to 1280 X 1024 and because of the size, the PET is kinda small to me, is there a way to make it bigger and is there a way to add new navis cause i had made a desing of a navi myself i would love to have her in this PET

  8. You can’t change the size of the WinPET Window. I know what you mean about the size. I’ve used it on some big monitors. You can’t add custom navi either, sorry.

  9. Um… I just downloaded the newest version 2.5.5 I think. I have an XP and for some reason, I can’t set up the Microsoft Office thing. Everytime I do the setup, it still has an “x” on it. Help!

  10. I hope there is an update where you can jack into the internet and see other people with the winpet, i also wish it would let you do some viruse busting. the winpet rocks!!

  11. i was able 2 copy paste the path 4 my msn IM but not my Aim? i copy the target link past but when i try it, nothin happens, i hav aim 6

  12. i dont think so, but i add it n still not wrkin

    this is the target path

    “C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe” /d locale=en-US ee://aol/imApp

    i tried putting this:
    “C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe”

    n doesnt wrk either

    srry 4 the bother, thnxs in advance

  13. U think u could add it to be talking lol real ai is funny XDDD well few years and if u work on it it may become the most used program on the net if u want to make u a navi custom making system… i can try if u want well

    im jon im a high school game maker XD laters

  14. dude this things the shit you could put it in some kind of hand held and make a real PET with wifi it could kinda be like a psp with cooler stuff in it

  15. If u could get virus busting on this thing.


    my dream is to one day have a real net Navi

  16. el pet tiene juegos porfavor melodises siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  17. ok
    i love this program only one problem
    im in australia and i cant change it from the so
    that the day is before the mounth on the date
    could u maybe do that becuase i get confused sometimes
    oh and also
    u dont need to make a digimon game for it
    just download digimon version pc and then fuse it with ur program and then it is solved
    (of course credit it)

  18. This is an amazing thing you have done you have made many people’s dreams come true its just sad that you stopped making this application but thanks anyway and I hope you come back to add more things =]

  19. I tried to open the winPET and the message appeared:
    “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.

    Click OK to try again or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package ‘WinPET 2.5.5.msi Vista’ in the box below.

    note: I am Brazilian and I do not speak English very well and used the google translator.

  20. could u AT LEAST make one alot like 2.5.5 but u can communicate with other WinPET users over the internet BEFORE u completely cancel WinPET.


  21. hello and i love this program…ive heard rumers all over the net that someone actuly pleaded to the company to make a better version of the PET toy that way its more interactive and like the actual PET in the show. i hope the rummer comes true id like to NET battle someone. and king. if you ever check this site. i hope you do another update. id like to see what you can do next.

  22. uhm..could you send me the email to activate the office setup… i’ve done what i can can but every time it still has an x on it…and oh yeah, this is cool

  23. You said This is the last version. But there is something to do. E.g You can maximize Resolution, you can add shortcuts for hide and open it with pressing some buttons. So please let it upgrade

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  25. Dude. Listen. U can’t stop with the winpet project NOW!! Just think about what else u could do with this. It could go from a regular computer app 2 something u can actually USE. You can make a NetBattling system, an e-mail system, you can even get this thing an actual Navi Customizer/Maker. And to top it all off, you may be able to actually use winpet to fight real-life viruses on your computer using the Battle Network style of gameplay! Oh, and u may be able to actually TALK with ur NetNavi. That would be cool too. The point is, i’m a huge MegaMan fan, and if THIS is the closest i’ll ever get to an actual PET ot PET toy, then that’s just fine. But PLEEZ. Consider all of this and think about all the other MegaMan fans who downloaded this thing. U can either leave them with a pretty good equivalent to a PET, or u can improve this and truly make it an online masterpiece that can/will spread worldwide.

    Though I would go with Choice #2, it’s ur own created program. The choice is yours. 🙂

  26. I just got the program today, and I think that there should be more navis to chose from(not complaining) but my brother does love iceman. This could turn into a real PET someday, just think of the fame and fortune.

  27. No idea if this is even still being worked on, but the addition of a Google Chrome shortcut might be nice. All in all, though, this is a very helpful bit of kit. And it has Searchman. Which makes everything awesome!

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  29. so unfortunate you’re not continuing the project, it would be perfect as a home launcher replacement for android (since browsing within the application is just like doing so on a smartphone) if someone could decompile the exe or sth and port it into an apk it would be just awesome, mates!

  30. and also, i forgot, if this could be somehow mixed up or made compatible with some sort of siri app (like google now or voice talk) this could turn out to be a real PET 😀 just think about it

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