I've recently answered a question regarding window configurations and ultimately resorted to using the Registry.
Although I don't know of any ability like that on XP, standard Move and Dimensioning (right click on the program on the taskbar) seem to not work as expected.
After doing a little digging, try the following:
- Right click on the program's "icon" on the taskbar.
- Select Move
- Use the keyboard arrows to move the window to the position you want.
This should work. The following was something I wrote before that might help you if you want to lock the values.
This isn't a one-size fits-all solution, because programs don't follow any naming convention regarding window placement. I'm basing my answer on this but like I said and researched, different programs use different keys to store the same information.
(The following is quoted from the first link but as blockquotes make this ugly I retained original formatting)
For Notepad, this is how you should proceed. In the registry, go to the following folder:
then modify the following values
X and Y are the coordinates of the window's top left corner. DX and DY are the width and height of the window.
You can conceivably alter the values of your program and afterwards create a backup of the registry keys you changed. That way you would have an automatic way to change the position of your program's window, although you would have to run it whenever you wanted to restore. Or you could see my linked answer and lock those values.