Even the biggest Apple fans have had to use Microsoft at some point, whether at work, your local library or school no-one has escaped the insanity of repeated error messages and unintuitive pathways. But whether you love it or hate it, Microsoft Windows has served up a some of the funniest fails the internet has ever witnessed.
Read on as we take you down a rabbit hole of comedy proudly brought to you by Windows.
1. Well failed.
Windows seems to really be into positive reinforcement, even when they fail they do it really really really well.
2. Shut down Windows!
There is something particularly nasty about a message that tells something went wrong when it is already too late to do anything about it. It is even worse when the message is broadcast to a stadium of people.
3. Where is the 'any' key?
How many times do you think Windows support has gotten a call from someone just unable to find the 'any' key?
4. Was this helpful?
There are lots of questions to ask here, but the main one is what does this error message mean? A speech bubble? A revolutionary square? No matter how you interrupt it we can almost guarantee no one found it helpful.
5. Windows crushes time travel
Seems like Windows has really got a hold on the time-space continuum and is pushing us into the future and the past simultansouly. Hold on for this exciting ride.
6. Trouble means trouble
When your trouble shooting causes trouble you know you are in trouble. This is a classic example of Windows chasing its tale like a lost dog.
7. Trust me I'm Windows
Don't trust Windows when they tell you everything is ok. Getting this message can only mean something terrible has happened.
8. Windows gets sentient.
Even Windows doesn't think updating to the latest version is a good idea. Seems like there is some common sense in there somewhere.
9. To update or not to update.
Windows inner voice questions if it should push for the update or not. Who will win?
10. Everything looks perfectly ngymadly to me.
Has Lord Voldemort snuck into your Windows? Because it really doesn't seem like everything is 'ngrmadly' to me.
11. Sneaky FireFox.
Windows has a bad rep for pushing their products on you. Here is one of their sneaky ways to get you to fully commit.
12. If all else fails: delete.
Sometimes it seems Windows just gets sick of well, Windows. When your computer offers to delete its operating system, run.
13. Just sit back and relax
'This won't take long' said Windows. Three years later your computer is updated, just in time for the latest update.
14. Just can't
Even Windows gets the blues! This error message will resonate anyone that has to go to work.
15. Nowhere is safe from Windows
Not even the office water cooler is safe from the probes of Windows and their mysteriously long upgrade times. You are better off with the tap in the bathroom.
16. Stay calm, something happened
We don't know what it is, but someting happened. This ominous message from Windows could mean anything to total system collapse to a successful installation. Your guess is as good as mine.
17. You've got time
Get your self a snack, actually a couple of snacks. Looks like you'll be here for some time.
18. Taking security too seriously
Password security is important, but this is ridicuous. 18770 characters would take about 45 minutes to type!
19. Make space for space
Deleting stuff to make space to delete stuff seems insane, or just very Windows.
20. How small do disks come?
Windows don't only make operating systems for PC's. They have entered the smartphone market too. But seems like they forgot something about the size of phones...
21. I've got 99 problems and Vista is one.
Being able to self-reflect and identify the cause of your behavioural problems is really important. Seems like Windows has this skill unlocked.