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Windows Xp Hidden Easter Eggs(hidden Secrets)?


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#1 tiverty

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:35 PM

I tried all of these on my computer and they do work!

is this a windows XP easter egg?
:flowers: go to run
:thumbsup: type "telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl" without the quotes("")
after you do that you see star wars movie played out in ASCII art... its pretty cool!

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Load up notepad.
Type "bush hid the facts" (or any other 4-3-3-5 letter word combo)
save the document, any name works.
Close it.
Open it again.
what you open isn't what you typed.

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In any folder, try to create a folder called 'con' or 'Con'. It won't work. Windows just un-renames the file or puts up an error saying it already exists.

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go to run and type "oobe" without quote marks ("") and you hear some cool music you never installed in the computer! and its not one of the sample songs that comes with windows media player





do you have any others to share?

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 19 February 2007 - 04:47 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:49 PM

also i found a few more on the net...

go to:
C:\WINDOWS
and find a file called Clock, its opened with windows media player and its a really really simple animation you didnt download!

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:05 PM

is this a windows XP easter egg?
:flowers: go to run
:thumbsup: type "telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl" without the quotes("")
after you do that you see star wars movie played out in ASCII art... its pretty cool!

This one is not an "easter egg". What is happening is, you are utilizing a telnet session to view the creation of Simon Jansen. It can also be a java app, but in this case you are using telnet. Take a look here, for more of his work.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:18 PM

:flowers: thanks for sharing Animal :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:10 PM

"Bush hid the facts" isn't an easter egg either. It's a good-ol' fashioned glitch.

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/bush-hid-the-facts-notepad.html

This explains it.

It also works for stuff like "Bill fed the goats" and "hhhh hhh hhh hhhhh".


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The "Com" folder is for programming too. You can't name a folder CON, AUX, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, PRN, NUL, and a few others. They're simply port locations and Windows would get confused.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:51 PM

what about this one tho?

In any folder, try to create a folder called 'con' or 'Con'. It won't work. Windows just un-renames the file or puts up an error saying it already exists.



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Posted 21 February 2007 - 01:36 PM

It's a windows reserved filename.

CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9 are all reserved filenames and you can't use them to create a file or folder.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 04:04 PM

"oobe' just opens up a folder in the Windows directory for me.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:39 AM

Howdy, Clock is an .avi file stored in the \WINDOWS\system32\ or the \WINDOWS\ folder (once again caught in linux land with an XP thread) and can be called by the command line because it is in system environment path much the same way as notepad.exe and telnet.exe. Same deal with oobe for me arcman, it too (the folder) is in the same path.Try userinit.exe and you will see how many malware apps can make a call to launch explorer although this action is usually hidden (HWND). Malware writers have all the good eggs i think.......
Good finds though :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 09:42 AM

oobe opens the folder for me as well.

OOBE stands for Out of Body Experience in parapsychology

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:18 PM

oobe is the way you can register windows, like if your installing it from a demo disk or something. Its the msoobe.exe

I think the music might be the 'title.wma' aka 'windows welcome music'. Its there in my distribution on windows xp home sp2 anyway. Not sure if its for all winxp's. And I think this music is connected to registering windows in some way. There are also some preinstalled music that you can find with the windows media player search. Like the 'Highway blues' and 'symphony no. 9'.

Edited by nforce, 23 February 2007 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:29 PM

So really, all the party poopers pointed out that Windows doesn't have eggs, just glitches, reserved names of ports, and access to some really really bored guy's files. Am I correct?

Fun Fact: OOBE stands for (in Windows terms) Out Of Box Experience, similar to Out Of Body Experience, as Amazing Andrew said.

Edited by TheYoda, 24 February 2007 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:40 AM

the "Title.wma" music is the music you hear after installing Windows and are setting up your network and user names. Provided Windows already installed drivers for your sound card.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:52 PM

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:18 PM

An easter egg that I've heard of is in Minesweeper.(the standard windows game)
first reset your score.
Then you have to beat each difficulty level. After you beat each one instead of putting in your name for a high score type in "WRAPFIELD" instead. (no quotes)
After completing this right -click the reset button (the little smiley face)
This should give you an advanced minesweeper mode where the mine proximity readings near the edge continue from the opposite side of the map as well.




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