Windows CE 1 - Solitaire Easter Egg

CESD-S-0019

Applies To:

  • Windows CE 1.0, 1.01

Overview:

An 'Easter Egg' is a hidden feature of a software application that is hidden by the developers intentionally. Easter Eggs often are used to display the names of the programs creative team and software architects, in the same manner that motion pictures have ending credits. Some times they are purely entertaining with jokes and even hidden games.

This document describes a Windows CE 1.0x Easter Egg. 
Please Note that the Easter Egg may not be present on all Handheld PC's


How-to Guide:

Have you ever wondered who the immortal soles responsible for the development Microsoft Windows CE were?

This well hidden Easter Egg is found in Microsoft's Solitaire on the Windows CE 1.0x ROM image

1.

Save all your work and exit your programs

  1. From the Start Menu choose 'Programs'

Programs

   
 
  1. Open the 'Games' Folder
  2. Double Tap the Solitaire Icon to launch Microsoft Solitaire

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2.

Press the deal button until the Ace of Hearts appears at the top of any one of the active card decks

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3. 
  1. Hold down the Alt key on the keyboard
  2. Using the Stylus tap the Ace of Hearts card once 

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Be sure not to tap the screen twice or the Easter egg will fail

 


4. 

The Easter Egg will now be displayed.

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To exit tap the screen or press the Escape key

NB: More information on Windows CE Easter Eggs can be found on the following page CESD-S-0044

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