Microsoft has innovatively transformed the generally humdrum process of setting up its latest operating system, Windows 11, 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.
Microsoft has made the Windows 11 setup process less boring with an entertaining Easter egg. You can now play a game while you wait for setup to finish 😅 https://t.co/uyjtfGNdza
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) October 3, 2023
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.