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Windows XP Secrets

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Windows XP Secrets

Post by Guest on Fri 4 Jan 2008 - 23:25

Application Secrets


IExpress IExpress

Secret - Hidden Install Creator
Instructions - Go to Start, Run, type iexpress - Source

Notes - IExpress is a technology designed to simplify creation of a
setup program. Using the step-by-step IExpress Wizard, you can create
self-extracting files that automatically run the setup program
contained inside. The setup program can be an .inf file or an
executable program. IExpress technology automatically removes the setup
files after installation, saving the user time and frustration.

Notepad Notepad

Secret - Create a Log File
Instructions - Launch Notepad, Type .LOG on the first line, and then
press Enter to move to the next line. On the File menu, click Save As,
type a descriptive name for your file in the File name box, and then
click OK. When you next open the file, note that the date and time have
been appended to the end of the log, immediately preceding the place
where new text can be added. You can use this functionality to
automatically add the current date and time to each log entry. - Source


Paint Paint

Secret - Image Trails
Instructions - Open an image and hold down Shift then drag the image around to create an image trail.

Secret - 10x Zoom
Instructions - Open an image and select the magnifying glass icon. Left-Click exactly on the line below the 8x.


Eudcedit Private Character Editor

Secret - Hidden Font Editor
Instructions - Go to Start, Run, type eudcedit - Source

Notes - You can use Private Character Editor to create unique letters and logos for your font library.



Game Secrets

FreeCell FreeCell

Secret - Instant Win
Instructions - Hold down Ctrl + Shift + F10 during game play. Then you
will be asked if you want to Abort, Retry or Ignore. Choose Abort, then
move any card to instantly win.

Secret - Hidden Game Modes
Instructions - In the "Game" menu choose "Select Game". Enter -1 or -2 to activate the hidden game modes.


Hearts Hearts

Secret - Show All Cards
Instructions - Edit this registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre
ntVersion\Applets\Hearts and create a new String value named ZB with a
Data value of 42. Start Hearts and Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F12 to
show all the cards.

Background - This secret is a reference to Douglas Adams' book the
Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 'ZB' is the initials of the
character Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Galactic President. '42' is the answer
to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything.


Minesweeper Minesweeper

Secret - Reveal Mines
Instructions - Minimize or close all running applications. Launch
Minesweeper, then type xyzzy. Next hold down either shift key for one
second. Now when you move the mouse cursor over a Minesweeper square
you will see a tiny white pixel in the top left corner of your desktop
screen. This pixel will change to black when your mouse moves over a
mine. You may need to change you desktop background to a solid color
other then white or black to see the pixel.

Secret - Stop Timer

Instructions - Launch Minesweeper and start a game so the timer starts
counting, then press the Windows Key + D to show the desktop. Now when
you select minesweeper from the taskbar you can continue playing with
the timer stopped.


Pinball Pinball

Secret - Extra Balls
Instructions - Type 1max at the start of a new ball to get extra balls.

Secret - Gravity Well
Instructions - Type gmax at the start of a new game to activate the Gravity Well.

Secret - Instant Promotion
Instructions - Type rmax at the start of a new game to go up in ranks.

Secret - Skill Shot
Instructions - Launch the ball partially up the chute past the third
yellow light bar so it falls back down to get 75,000 points. There are
six yellow light bars that are worth a varying amount of points:

First: 15,000 points
Second: 30,000 points
Third: 75,000 points
Fourth: 30,000 points
Fifth: 15,000 points
Sixth: 7,500 points

Secret - Test Mode
Instructions - Type hidden test at the start of a new ball to activate
Test Mode. No notification will be given that this is activated but you
can now left-click the mouse button and drag the ball around. While in
test mode press the following keys for more secrets:

H - Get a 1,000,000,000 High Score
M - Shows the amount of system memory
R - Increases your rank in game
Y - Shows the Frames/sec rate

Secret - Unlimited Balls
Instructions - Type bmax at the start of a new ball. No notification
will be given that this is activated but when a ball is lost a new ball
will appear from the yellow wormhole indefinitely. Once this is
activated you will be unable to activate other secrets without
restarting the game.


Solitaire Solitaire

Secret - Instant Win
Instructions - Press Alt + Shift + 2 during game play to instantly win.

Secret - Draw single cards in a Draw Three game
Instructions - Hold down CTRL + ALT + SHIFT while drawing a new card. Instead of drawing three cards you will only draw one.
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OS Secrets

Add/Remove Add/Remove

Secret - Hidden Uninstall Options
Instructions - Warning: Proceed at your own risk! Browse to
C:\Windows\inf\ and make a backup copy of sysoc.inf. Then open the
original file C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf in notepad. Go to "Edit" and
select "Replace". In "Find what:" type ,hide and in "Replace with:"
type , then select "Replace All", save and close the file. Go to the
"Control Panel", "Add/Remove", select "Add/Remove Windows Components".
You will now see many more Windows components to uninstall. Do not
remove anything with no label or that you do not recognize or fully
understand what it does. Doing so can break certain functionality in
Windows.


Control Panel Control Panel

Secret - Hidden Control Panel Extensions
Instructions - Download and install TweakUI, launch, go to "Control
Panel" and check any item not selected, then "Apply" and "OK". You will
now see the hidden control panel extensions.


Device Manager Device Manager

Secret - Hidden Devices
Instructions - Go to the "Control Panel", "System" icon, "Hardware" tab
and select "Device Manager". Select "View" and Show hidden devices.

Secret - Phantom Devices
Instructions - Go to "Start", "Programs", "Accessories" and select
"Command Prompt". At the command prompt, type "set
devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" and press Enter. At the command
prompt, type "start devmgmt.msc" and press Enter. Select "View" and
Show hidden devices. You can see devices that are not connected to the
computer. - Source

Notes - When you close the command prompt window, Windows clears the
"devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" variable that you set and prevents
phantom devices from being displayed when you select "Show hidden
devices".

Music Music

Secret - Music from the Installer
Instructions - Browse to C:\Windows\system32\oobe\images\title.wma and play.

Notes - "OOBE" stands for "Out-of-Box Experience".

Shutdown Shutdown

Secret - Display Hibernate Option on the Shut Down dialog
Instructions - Go to "Start", "Turn Off Computer..." and press either Shift key to change the "Stand By" button to "Hibernate".


Support Tools Support Tools

Secret - Over 100 Windows XP Support Utilities are on the install CD

Instructions for Pre-SP2 users - If you do not have SP2 installed, put
the original Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM Drive, run the
D:\Support\Tools\setup.exe file.

Instructions for SP2 users - If you have SP2 installed, Download the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools and install.

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Guest on Sat 5 Jan 2008 - 15:20

Question Sa Varun ki pu mieux compren ein. po mwa.

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Prithvi on Wed 9 Jan 2008 - 18:09

Depi kumensmen ale la fin mo pane ggn kompren nanier!!
Still mo pu essay kompren li!! scratch

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Guest on Thu 10 Jan 2008 - 8:43

Neutral Errr pena mwa dan l'informatik ein.
Prithvi sa Varun mem ki pu kav compren. Anyway dir Varun explik nu li.

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Shanu on Thu 10 Jan 2008 - 16:34

Li bien simple Vishaan, Prithvi mo compren li enkor piti mais toi.. lol. pa grave kan to vine kot moi mo pou explik toi.

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Guest on Fri 11 Jan 2008 - 8:58

Razz ok Shanu. Mo gete enen kout ki to pu expliké la. tongue

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Shanu on Fri 11 Jan 2008 - 14:59

Sure Vishaan, anytime Smile

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Kavi on Wed 16 Jan 2008 - 19:03

Wa mwa osi mon pan konpran 1 zafer ladan. Bzn dir shanu ou varun explik mwa li. Rolling Eyes

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Shanu on Wed 16 Jan 2008 - 20:51

wa Kavi emplase sa, b toi mo kav explik n'import kan puiske nou habite sous le mem toit, lol

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Kavi on Thu 17 Jan 2008 - 19:55

Wa mon blier telman mo al rest kot jeet ek twa to pa ti laba

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Prithvi on Tue 22 Jan 2008 - 18:44

lol!

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Shanu on Mon 28 Jan 2008 - 22:04

Hades pena enkor secrets ki to kav largue nou??

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Prithvi on Fri 6 Jun 2008 - 17:01

Suspect

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Kavi on Fri 6 Jun 2008 - 17:38

Prithvi ena kitsoz pu suspect ladan la?


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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Shanu on Tue 22 Jul 2008 - 18:19

liem koner!

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Prithvi on Wed 23 Jul 2008 - 16:17

Mo p suspect Hade!!

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by vinesh on Tue 23 Nov 2010 - 23:39

nice infos gonna try all of them

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by Varun on Sun 28 Nov 2010 - 20:35

Windows XP is an obsolete operating system now.

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Re: Windows XP Secrets

Post by vinesh on Thu 23 Dec 2010 - 1:04

i run it in virtual pc lol as there are some problem i need tot crack psp taht works only on it

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