Windows 98 Easter Egg - Windows 98 Team 2

1. Double click on the clock to bring up the date & time properties
2. Click on the 'Time Zone' tab
3. Hold down the Ctrl Key, ( here's the hard part,)Click and hold the mouse button down on cairo Egypt.
4. With the mouse button still down, drag the pointer to Baton Rouge, LA.
5. Release the mouse button, but continue holding control.
6. Click the mouse button, and drag from Baton Rouge to Redmond, WA, release the button, and if it was done right, the same movie as was played in the 'Windows 98 Team' will play. Just a different way to get to it.

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Contributed By: Ddragggon on 12-23-1999
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Special Requirements: good mouse control
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fotek writes:
This definitely doesn't work, at least on International versions of Windows... I have no option anywhere for selecting Redmond or Baton Rouge in the Date/Time control panel.
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jthurma writes:
I was able to get it to work. If you can't get it to work then try using the map under Regional Settings in control pannel. Hold down the Control key while clicking and holding on egypt and dragging to the Baton Rouge, LA area. Release the mouse button (while still holding the control button) click and hold the mouse button again (on Baton Rouge, LA) and drag to Redmond, WA. Release the mouse button and the video will start playing. It may take several tries.
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JellicleCAT6 writes:
This works very well. Make sure you HOLD THE CONTROL KEY FOR THE WHOLE PROCESS. Click on Africa near where there seems to be a little bridge connecting it to Asia. Still holding Control, then drag the mouse from the bridge to the little dent in the Gulf of Mexico (on the top, right in the middle). Then, still holding Control, drag the mouse from the dent up to the far left side of the US, just below the Canadian/USA border. It worked for me first time.
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writes:
I think the main problem here is that people are getting confused by having different versions. In the original releases of Win98 it needs to be done in the timezone map in your time settings. In the second edition there is no map in the time settings to it needs to be done in the regional settings instead.
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VgmDC writes:
This does work and I was able to do it first try. Click on the Regional Settings icon in the Control Panel. Then drag the mouse from Ciaro, just try the north eastern part of africa, to somewhere like a little dent near the Gulf of Mexico where Lousiana should be. Realese the mouse button, click again, and drag it to Washington. You should see a small curve like a backwards "c" almost.That is where Washington is. Sorry all to those who can't follow those directions...Morons.
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easy E writes:
Before Microsoft went public with their stock, the company name was (Memphis). With this in mind, the programmers hid the file with access coming from click on (Memphis), Egypt while holding the control key drag the mouse pointer while holding the left mouse button and the control key drop or let off the mouse button (hold on to the control key) at (Memphis), Tennessee. Without moving the mouse, click and hold the left mouse button (still holding the control key) To Seattle, Washington Where Microsoft Headquarters is located today. If all has been done correctly, a box will open and give a list of the 98 Team all those who worked on Windows 98 and some pics of the building and activities the workers have been involved in. For those of you who need a picture like I did go to http://www.dummies.com/eggs/win_98.html this is eggs for dummies very good site
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Sarah3264 writes:
Step by step: Right-click on the time on the toolbar. Click the Time Zone tab. ON THE MAP, hold CTRL while clicking on Cairo, and dragging to Baton Rouge, LA. Cairo is in the northwest of Egypt (in northwest Africa), and Louisiana is near the southern US. Let go of CTRL. Hold CTRL again, click on Baton Rouge, and drag to Seattle, Washington. Presto.
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White Wolf writes:
Ok, for all of you who say it doesn't work... I have Win 98(se) and on the clock, there is not a tab for time zones, but rather a list of time zones. If this is the case for you, just open your controll pannell and open regional settings and you get the map. If you know your geology well enough to know where Egypt (top right corner of Africia), Louisianna (just right of Texas), and Washington (top left corner of US) are, just follow the instructions using that map. It works. You just got to know where on earth they are... lol
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Daniel writes:
It actually works, you have to click on the map icon and drag from Cairo to Memphis, TN, to Redmond Washington.
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Jaromir Krol writes:
Yes, it works, and it's all about the old codename - Memphis-->Memphis-->MS. There's a screenshot that might help all those having problems, here: http://windows.online.pl/poprawki.htm Wait until the page loads and scroll down, you'll recognize the pic immediately...
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Helper writes:
How to "catch" the Win98 egg: **Start Windows Explorer. **Open the windows\application data\microsoft\welcome folder. **now run the egg keeping this folder open **as soon as the egg starts off fully,go to the above-mentioned folder.you will see a temporary file appearing out of nowhere.it will be named something like "~x405.htm".Immediately copy and paste it to any folder you like. **the temporary file which had appeared will disappear after some seconds. **Close the egg. **Rename the file you had copied (for safety;else the computer can delete it later,thinking it a temporary file).Now cut and paste it back to the windows\application data\microsoft\welcome folder.Whenever you open this file in your web browser,the egg will play. notes:The egg is in the form of an html document.To run it,Windows creates it temporarily in the folder mentioned (because it uses the file "welcom.wav").To make things clear,run the egg the usual way and right-click on it.The menu you see on right-clicking any web page will appear.From that you will understand how I chanced upon this recipe to "catch" the egg
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Devil of War writes:
Just to help those who don't know where Washington is located, look for two very tiny dots in the northwestern corner of the U.S. if you hit somewhere in between those two dots, it'll work.
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John_Due writes:
After hard work it's working!! But explain me why window's programmers need a lake with ducks?????
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KainStrife writes:
This works but dont double click the time go to the control panel go to Regional Settings and then do that stuff but you have to kinda guess where the cities are but it really WORKS only for the smart people not the morons
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MrTwobit writes:
If you all remember, Windows 98 was code named 'Memphis' during the development stage. The area around Cairo, Egypt is known as 'Memphis' hence the word play. The egg works! Just be accurate with your mouse. Memphis, Egypt - Memphis, Tn. Then Memphis, Tn. - Redmond, Wa. Of course, everytime I view this egg I can't help but think......what a waste of space in my Operating system!
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Mirror176 writes:
I was able to get this to work under win98se (when I tried VgmDC's advise). As for MrTwobit's final comment, C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\WELCOME is where this runs from if you wish to delete it. That will help you recover 1,048,576 bytes worth of data (or just a meg for those of you who can't get eggs to workout of stupidity and are saying to yourselves that that is over 1 meg.) It is exactly 1 meg if that is the value you receive for bytes despite what windows says in explorer, which is .99 megs. The credits program also uses C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MEMBG.DLL quite extensively, but I am not sure that it is used only for the credits screen so I will not recomend deleting it yet. The exe file at the first location won't run the program alone, so I'll assume that it uses some paramater to make it load. I may post the paramater up here when I know what it is, but I will not find that out until I get a good c++ compiler. If you would like to compile the code into an exe for me and send it to me, let me know.
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Todd writes:
To clear up the confusion, "Cairo" was the code name for Win NT5 (a.k.a. Win 2000). "Memphis" was the code name for certain Windows releases after Win 95 up to and including what eventually became Win 98. And, of course, Microsoft's H.Q. is in Redmond.
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clo222 writes:
Memphis was the codename (I mean pre-release name) for Windows 98. So, I guess you're really clicking on Memphis in Egypt?
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Anonymous writes:
This works, I got it on second try. Your best bet to get it is under Regional settings like jthurma said.
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Click and drag, click and drag...this one really works!!! I wonder what they got Tom Green to do??? I mean, doesn't he make enough money on his MTV show? :-)
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america747 writes:
Well, I have the Japanese version of Windows 98, and it worked for me the second time. It's closer to Tennessee than Louisiana, though. I agree that it's a bit dumb, though.
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This egg does work, but it is Memphis and not Baton Rouge. I'm not sure that it works on Second Edition.
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sk89q writes:
To play the music with sound recorder, go to this directory: C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\WELCOME and find "Welcome98.wav" or something like that!!
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Jon writes:
This worked, once I figured out that LA meant Louisiana and not Los Angeles. hehe. It's also the same video as the " You_are_a_real_rascal" egg so I was a little disappointed when I finally got it to work.
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LTS writes:
If you have trouble doing this, I recommend running the Magnifier (You may have to install this from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel) before anything else so that you can see the cursor "tip-point" more clearly; here's another tip: The spot for "Redmond, Washington" should be one or two pixel below the "backward 'c'"(from VgmDC's tip).
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Indyz2 writes:
If you know a little html/javascript, you can edit this file to add your name to the team. Get the program to open(whichever way you can). Then it will create a temporary file in the c:\windows\application data\microsoft\welcome\ folder. Hurry up and copy the file before the temp folder is deleted. Then paste the file. Rename it to whatever you want. Run the .htm file. Select view..source from your browser. Now you can edit the file, and add your name.
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This was sweet! I got it with the regional map the very first time (you do have to at least have a clue where Egypt, Lousiana and Washington State are, if you don't you are sad, sad, sad...). The Windows team isn't very picky with where in the areas you click, as long as you click nearby.
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Kar_in_NJ writes:
It works alright! Follow VgmDC's directions.
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blueberry writes:
This egg works for me, its just that you have to try it for a couple of times. Be patient, and it will work. Just click on the map in Reginal Settings. First Cairo, then lousiana, then from lousiana to Washington state. It does help if you look on an atlas..Once you've got it to work, the next time will be easier.Good luck!
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ComputerKid writes:
To Mirror176: There is a way to run the file by itself. Navigate to the file and right-click on it. Then choose "Create Shortcut". Then right-click on the new shortcut and choose Properties. In the file name, add this to the end, including the first space and underscores and without the quotation marks:" You_Are_A_Real_Rascal" Now Click OK. Open the shortcut and you have it! (Note: The 1meg file generates an HTML file for the time the slideshow runs. THIS is what is being used. As for the 1meg file itself, I really do not recomend deleting it because I suspect there's something else in there.
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Undertaker writes:
I think it is Memphis, Egypt AND Memphis Tennessee. That is why it is called the Memphis egg. It still has Redmond, Washington, and I think I know why that is. If anyone doesn't, it is the home of the richest person in the world and the richest corporation in the world.
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TheBigRando writes:
works fine, don't worry about exact locations, northeast Africa is close enough
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RailRoader writes:
The trick is when the last move is made to Redmond Washington, release the ctrl button and the left mouse button at the same time. Hope this helps RailRoader
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MrBungle writes:
Wooohoo!, I fluked it! I know where Cairo is but had no idea where I was pointing to in America. I got it, but wish I could do it again...ROFL!
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henworthy writes:
I don't have that LA place on my computer
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fats writes:
You're mean, VgmDC! Cairo isn't even an OPTION on my computer! I'm sure it was the same way with the people you are making fun of, so lay off!
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ZbObByBiRd writes:
Why the hell would ya want to do all that for the same thing you can get by simply creating and renaming a shortcut?
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Sid writes:
Here is a new egg: Keep pressing the Ctrl key and click : Start >> Settings >> Taskbar and Start Menu In the "Taskbar Properties" Dialog Box,a new tab would appear. It is probably an option that the programmers thought of developing.
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Sid writes:
Here is something interesting : In Windows 98 , Keep pressing the Ctrl key and click Start >> Settings >> Taskbar and Start Menu Notice an extra tab in the dialog bar that appears.
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reveler writes:
It does work, you just don't know your geography. Does anyone know the significance of Cairo and Baton Rouge.
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she17 writes:
this actually does work...the pictures are pretty cool :)
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opello writes:
Hey, I got this to work on the 3rd try. I know my geography, and you can be about 100 miles from each location. And you just have to end up somewhere in Washington state ... I tried it numerous times and that's what i've discovered.
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sunwolf writes:
Actually, I found that this method worked BETTER than the first one. I got it on the first try. Ignore the 'zones' and just click and drag as if the zone map were just a drawing. You don't have to be awfully exact, either.
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Yes, it works. It took me a while because I wasn't exactly sure where Cairo was... (Or Egypt... :\) Cus I thought it was the square country just across the sea, right next to Eqypt... -_- OK, I'm dumb. But it does work! *nodnod*
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hey guess what!!!!! i got it first time!!!!! and i don't even know where those places are. i just guessed.. i'm so happy this is the first egg that i have tried that has actually worked first time. now as for that Microsoft word one.... (the pinball game) I can't get that to work....
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Monique writes:
This does work, it's just that you're not pin-pointing the right spots. You can find the correct way, I don't remember the website but if you do a search on the Web, it will tell show you exactly where to click.
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