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Xp Secrets

Xp Secrets

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XP Secrets - Secrets Hidden in Windows XP
Easter Eggs
(Definition) - A hidden message or feature in an application. This guide covers the undocumented andhidden features in Windows XP. All of the following were tested in Windows XP only.
Application Secrets
Defrag
Secret 
-
Hidden Command Line Switch
Instructions
- Go to "Start", "Run" and Type
defrag c: -b
to defragment the Boot and Application Prefetch information.
Notes
- Windows XP will run this automatically every three days or so, during system idle periods. BootVis will evoke thiswhen you run the "Optimize System" function. There is no need to manually run this unless you wish to immediatelyoptimize a newly installed application's load time.
IExpress
Secret 
-
Hidden Install Creator 
Instructions
- Go to Start, Run, type
iexpress
 
Notes
- IExpress is a technology designed to simplify creation of a setup program. Using the step-by-step IExpressWizard, you can create self-extracting files that automatically run the setup program contained inside. The setup programcan be an .inf file or an executable program. IExpress technology automatically removes the setup files after installation,saving the user time and frustration.
Netmeeting
Secret 
-
Hidden Internet Conference Application
Instructions
- Go to Start, Run, type
conf 
 
Notes
- Windows XP is the last version of Microsoft Windows to include NetMeeting. NetMeeting delivers a completeInternet conferencing solution for all Windows users with multi-point data conferencing, text chat, whiteboard, and filetransfer, as well as point-to-point audio and video.
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 Filemenu, click Save As, type a descriptive name for your file in the File name box, and then click OK. When you next openthe file, note that the date and time have been appended to the end of the log, immediately preceding the place wherenew text can be added. You can use this functionality to automatically add the current date and time to each log entry.
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.
Private Character Editor 
Secret 
-
Hidden Font Editor 
Instructions
- Go to Start, Run, type
eudcedit
 
Notes
- You can use Private Character Editor to create unique letters and logos for your font library.
Windows Media Player 6.4
Secret 
-
Hidden Windows Media Player 
Instructions
- Go to Start, Run, type
mplayer2
 
Notes
- Windows Media Player 6.4 (Classic) is installed along with Windows Media Player 7. The only update is that itnow supports the latest codecs.
Game Secrets
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
Secret 
- Show All Cards
Instructions
- Edit this registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Hearts and create a new Stringvalue 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 theinitials of the character Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Galactic President. '42' is the answer to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything.
Minesweeper 
Secret 
- Reveal Mines
Instructions
- Minimize or close all running applications. Launch Minesweeper, then type xyzzy. Next hold downeither shift key for one second. Now when you move the mouse cursor over a Minesweeper square you will see atiny white pixel in the top left corner of your desktop screen. This pixel will change to black when your mousemoves over a mine. You may need to change you desktop background to a solid color other then white or blackto 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
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 get75,000 points. There are six yellow light bars that are worth a varying amount of points:First: 15,000 pointsSecond: 30,000 pointsThird: 75,000 pointsFourth: 30,000 pointsFifth: 15,000 pointsSixth: 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 thatthis is activated but you can now left-click the mouse button and drag the ball around. While in test mode pressthe following keys for more secrets:H - Get a 1,000,000,000 High ScoreM - Shows the amount of system memoryR - 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 aball is lost a new ball will appear from the yellow wormhole indefinitely. Once this is activated you will be unableto activate other secrets without restarting the game.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 willonly draw one.
 
OS Secrets
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 touninstall. Do not remove anything with no label or that you do not recognize or fully understand what it does. Doing so canbreak certain functionality in Windows.

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