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Microsoft Incorporates Fun Easter Egg into Windows 11 Setup Process

Microsoft prompts users to participate in an updated version of its SkiFree game.

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has innovatively transformed the generally humdrum process of setting up its latest operating system, , by including an entertaining Easter egg into the system. The company has combined functionality with enjoyment within the setup process, utilizing an amusing SkiFree-like game to exhilarate users while they wait for updates to be installed.

An Entertaining Ski Game for Windows 11 Setup 

Based upon the Surface Laptop Studio 2 unboxing experience shared by Tom Warren, Microsoft prompts users to participate in an updated version of its SkiFree game. The game, a modern and fluvial interpretation of SkiFree from 1991, was first incorporated into Microsoft's Edge browser as a hidden treat three years ago. It is designed to activate when users await Windows updates or restore settings via Windows Backup, although the full specificity of its operation remains unclear.

While it is confirmed that this feature is available on the Surface Laptop Studio 2, it remains uncertain if the game is accessible on other Surface devices or has been integrated more generally into the Windows 11 setup process.

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.