Take a look back at Microsoft Windows 98 Easter Eggs

Hidden gems

If you’ve been using Windows for a while, chances are that you’ve heard that the developers of the various Windows versions had hidden Easter Eggs inside the operating systems. As you know, an Easter Egg is a small program that is hidden deep inside of an application and is designed by the application’s developers as a way of displaying their names—very similar to the credits that you see at the end of a movie. While the practice has long since been forbidden, back in their heyday, Microsoft’s developers created some really elaborate Easter Eggs.

In this gallery, I’ll show you the Easter Eggs that they embedded into the first and second editions of Windows 98.

By Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.