Cheat Codes For Windows XP Games

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Windows xp has four games built into it freecell,mine sweeper,pinball, and solitaire.

This hub contains cheat codes for all of them.


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.



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 than white or black to see the pixel.


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.



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.

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.

i hope i haven't spoiled your fun.....jimmy

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livelonger 10 years ago from San Francisco

I love these "easter eggs" in software. Thanks, Jimmy.

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jimmythejock 10 years ago from Scotland Author

your welcome livelonger lol...jimmy

IĆ°unn 10 years ago

such a bad boy, lol!

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jimmythejock 10 years ago from Scotland Author

lol smack my wrist...jimmy

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Woemwood 10 years ago from Melbourne Australia

I don't play games but it is interesting how you find out these hidden secrets,

you must have some special gift.

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jreitz 10 years ago

I could do without the ALL CAPS TITLE.

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jimmythejock 10 years ago from Scotland Author

thanks j noted have changed it...jimmy

Steriogram007 10 years ago

I got another cheat 4 pinball and if you type bmax at the beginning of a game you get unlimeted balls!!!!

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jimmythejock 10 years ago from Scotland Author

thanks for the input steriogram007 but im afraid that the bmax tip is already there in the last paragraph.....jimmy

mattyon9 9 years ago

i can't do the mine sweeper cheat

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jimmythejock 9 years ago from Scotland Author

the minesweeper cheat is difficult to see look at the top left hand corner of your screen it is only 1 pixel

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Suorek 9 years ago from Boylston

You'd better hope my grandmother doesn't see this. She loves freecell and would be very angry about someone manipulating it. She also lived through the great depression, uses the juice from a can of tuna and makes sure that you eat all the crumbs at the bottom of a box of cereal.

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jimmythejock 9 years ago from Scotland Author

lol suorek my mother in-law is the same but if you use her toilet you arent allowed to flush unless its a number 2, she wants to save water but the smell is unbearable as you can gyess i don't use her toilet now i would rather wait.....jimmy

Larry 9 years ago

Great post! It's good to be broad-minded.

jiznard 9 years ago

ty for all of the cheats

gamer12344332 9 years ago

is there anyway to stop the unlimeted balls whilst in play? i've been playin 4 40mins now....

angry 9 years ago

can not work the minsweper one as no pixel appears and were are u ment 2 look? the pinballs great apart from you can't stop or save your score!!!! :o any more advice?

BVSN 9 years ago

u r invincible. But i want to know how can u done it

greg cunningham 9 years ago

i have a cheat to stop yourself from losing the game if u know u r gonna lose - press F2 to start a new game, then hit ctrl-alt-del and end task. the gajme will exit but without you being penalised for a loss!

Kaycee sweet girl 9 years ago

tnx for sharing what you know about cheats...really love it...keep it real man...

saajan 9 years ago

thnx dude...

mr.d the man 9 years ago

my son says at his school this kid has a ton of cheat coads and he asked me to look them up ty

Jason 8 years ago

hey nice cheats man!!! do u know anything abt hearts.... itst frustrating me now... counting on u buddy.

tv brackets 8 years ago

Great sharing! It has been 10 years since I know the Freecell trick. Now I know all these tricks I could be the local master of windows XP games :) Too bad I've lost contact with many of college friends.

ur mom 8 years ago

what the heck i can''t stop the unlimited balls. nice site

abdul 8 years ago

nice tricks

naveed 8 years ago

good cheat code

kyree 7 years ago

do u know how to freeze the clock on minesweeper?

canterbury man 7 years ago

An awesome trick!

Andrew Jones 7 years ago


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bentek 7 years ago

Jimmy, I know how to freeze time, press WindowsKey + D when started game. Winning Minesweeper in 4 seconds.

sfdtgsfdgsdg 6 years ago

Write Hidden test in pinball and you can move ball with your cursor

Kepler 6 years ago

There is a trick to stop the Minesweeper timer by pressing Win Key + D (Desktop). When you come back, the timer would have stopped.

kayla 6 years ago

nice, but i don't c the pixel an wen i think i do i press a "white square" an sometimes its a mine :|

kayla 6 years ago

i know another minesweeper cheat which I GUARENTEE you will win everytime you play!!

ok 1st go2 Start AllProgams> Games Minesweeper File Custom...> Height:24 Width:30 Mines:10 click anywhere, numbers will appear in 1s and 2s press rhight button where 1 emty space is closed in around 1s usually if there are 2 empty squares together (on side of board) right-click the 1 closest to the number (you'll know what i mean when you see this) if 4 empty squares r together surounded by ONLY 1S the 2 middle empty squares R NOTT BOMBS the 2 on the end r bombs-again closest 2 the numbers. if 2 or 4 empty squares r surrounded by 1s AND 2s then theyy r all bombs.

p.s. you might nott be able 2 be on the high score list because the high score list hasent poped up 4 me yett so don't be alarmed if you don't gett a high score!!

hope this cheat helps!!

-4evanalwayys, apple

Mohan Dhami 6 years ago

Jimmy, you seem to have a lot of tricks I hope you could tell me about shutting down the computer but not fully only until the message windows is shutting down after that immediately appears the welcome screen (log on).

nerdy ninja 6 years ago

i can't seem to work the minseep one and they stoped all of the pin ball ones i think

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omer 6 years ago

i know u posted this 3 years ago it 2010 and still u rock!!!from pakistan

siddhant jain 6 years ago

u r d best jimmy

GARID 5 years ago

haha very nice indeed ;)

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