Do you know you can make fun of your colleagues or even your boss in a funny way? This will work only if everybody at your workplace has Windows 8 or Windows 10, otherwise, they might not get the joke. If you’ve encountered BlueScreen already on your Windows 10 or Windows 8 device, you know that it’s much nicer and “friendlier” than in previous versions. And here comes an app to help you and make pranks with it
Fake BlueScreen for Windows 8, Windows 10 app
The application does just one think – you open it and it displays the image below. And if your boss or colleague isn’t paying too much attention, he might think you’ve lost all the work on your project. Quite a way to get rid of a naughty project, right? Use this application with moderation if you don’t want the secret to spread out to quickly.
If your boss or colleague will stare too much at the screen, then he might notice the following string:
And then, your prank will be dissipated. Let’s just hope that they won’t notice. If you like this concept, then you should know that you’ll find more apps related to the Blue Screen of Death. There’s a BlueScreen collection application, so you could use that to store all your BSODs. But I really hope you won’t be in that position because this means things are bad. Have fun making pranks on your boss and colleagues with this ingenious app!
BSOD Prank harmless alternative
In some cases, the pranked can be seriously affected by the joke. The thing is that when people see BSOD‘s, they instantly think about all the files they have lost. If you are not sure about the reaction that the pranked will have, try another easy prank:
- Go to desktop and press PrintScreen
- Open Paint and paste it (Ctrl+V) and save the image somewhere
- Open it, do a right-click and set it as Desktop Background
- Now go to the desktop and uncheck Desktop icons: Right-Click > View > Show Desktop Icons
- Prepare your popcorn and sit closer to that desktop and watch your friends/colleagues struggling and mouse-clicking around
The app is still available in Windows Store. You can download and use it whenever you want. It is considered one of the best office pranks on Windows 8, 8.1, 10 PCs and it has a strong 5 star rank on the store. The good thing is the developers have not announced a discontinuation. This means that you can still use this prank app without problems until a new version of Windows appears.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November, 2012 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.