Windows 10 Easter Eggs (2022 Edition)

Published on Feb 9, 2021

Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest operating system. It's even going to be the last version. But don't worry because instead of Microsoft releasing new operating systems every year, they are releasing feature updates twice a year.

It's nearly easter so we're going to share some easter eggs hidden in Windows 10.

The 'con' folder

Did you know that you can't create a folder with the name 'con' in Windows? It's true.

The reason behind this is that it references things to do with 'System Actions' or devices. You can't create folders with themes names either: AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, and CON1.

Active the secret 'Retail Mode'

The hidden Demo Mode in Windows 10 clears all of your settings, documents, and applications and provides you with the same experience you would see in shops.

To enable it, go to the Settings app and navigate to the Update and Security section. Then click on the Activation page.

Click on 'Windows 10' at the top of the screen five times. You should now see a prompt asking you if you would like to enable Retail Mode. If you want to then you can follow through with the prompts.

Please don't try this method on your computer as it will erase everything on your computer.

Easily find documents

If you have documents in many folders it can sometimes be hard to find them. In Windows 10, you can search for the file format and it will display all of your files of that specific file format.

For example if I wanted to find all PowerPoint files, I would search '.ppt'.

Dark Mode

If you would prefer that your Modern apps had a black background instead of being white then this is for you.

To enable Dark Mode, go to your Settings app and navigate to the Personalization section. Then click on the 'Colours' page. At the bottom of the page, you can choose whether you would like to use the 'Dark' or 'Light' mode.

Video by CHM Tech

God Mode

'God Mode' as it's called is a shortcut to a Master version of the Control Panel that has extended settings.

To enable it, create a new folder with the name GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. You'll now have a shortcut to the Master Control Panel of Windows.

Rotate your screen

Don't know how useful this is but Windows allows you to rotate your screen by pressing a few keys on your keyboard.

Just press Ctrl + Alt + D plus anyone of the control arrows.

Play Rock Paper Scissors with Cortana
If you type in Rock Paper Scissors into Cortana, she'll play along with you. Similarly if you need to flip a coin. Just ask Cortana, Flip the Coin.

Star Wars Movie

Alright, two things, one this is not actually part of Windows itself and two, you don't really get the whole movie (or at least not in the way you have before).

The first thing you need to do is open the Run window. You can do this by pressing the Windows key and the 'R' key at the same time.

When the Run window opens, type in 'C:\Windows\System32\OptionalFeatures.exe'. Then press enter.

In this window, click on the checkbox next to 'Telnet Client'. Now you can close this.

Again, open the Run window by pressing both the Windows key and the 'R' key at the same time. This time, type in 'telnet'.

Now you should see one of the Star Wars movies being broadcast to you via a black and white command line.

If you're aware of any more easter eggs in Windows 10, share them in the comments below.

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