Prank Someone with a Fake Windows Update Screen
Article by George Norman
On 02 May 2013
A browser, a visit to fediafedia.com, and a click on F11 to go to full screen mode – that’s all you need to do to prank someone with a fake Windows update screen.

This is a prank you can pull in an Apple Store just to see the amazement on people’s eyes. Or you can just use it as an excuse to waste some time at work. You’ll can be like “hey, it’s not my fault the operating system is updating and I can’t work.”

Advertising

Okay, so the prank is quite simple. I’m going to go over it step by step.
  • Step 1 – go to an Apple Store or, if you want to prank a friend, access his computer.
  • Step 2 – launch the web browser. It doesn’t matter if you’re on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, or some other browser, just launch it.
  • Step 3 – go to fediafedia.com. there are four animated images on the website, one for Windows XP, one for Windows Vista, one for Windows 7, and one for Windows 8. Click the one you want.
  • Step 4 – go to full screen mode. You can do this by pressing the F11 hotkey.
Here comes the kicker: if you type in something and hit enter, fediafedia.com will display the dreaded BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

So to recap, you can make it seem like a Mac (or any other computer) is installing Windows updates. Type in something, hit Enter, and you’ll get the BSOD.

As previously mentioned, you can do this in an Apple Store, to see the amazement on people’s faces when they see all the Macs in the store are updating their Windows installations. Or you can trick a friend into thinking his PC is updating and crashed during the update. Or, you can just use it as an excuse to waste some type while at work. And last but not least, you can pull this prank on someone’s mobile – just like with the Apple Store example, you can do this just to see the look of amazement on that person’s face.



Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Apple, Mac, prank, update, fediafedia.com
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
By George Norman on 07 Jun 2017
I mean really, who isn’t familiar with software giant Microsoft at this point? But if you were to ask someone like my mom about it, the only thing that’s going to come out of her mouth is "they make Windows, right?"
By George Norman on 07 Jun 2017
Yes, I know that the global PC market is in a downwards spiral for its nth quarter and that mobile usage is on the rise. Still, I argue that a desktop PC is better than all the other alternatives.
By George Norman on 09 Aug 2017
Android started out as an underdog, as the mobile operating system that nobody took seriously. Big-name tech companies laughed it off and critics said it would fail miserably, but Android proved them all wrong and become the powerhouse that it is today.
By George Norman on 24 Jul 2017
As someone who has been using Firefox day-to-day for a very – VERY – long time, I’ve grown to know a lot about Mozilla’s web browser. As such, I thought it a good idea to share part of my knowledge with you and highlight 10 tips & tricks that I’m sure you’ll find very useful.
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Prank Someone with a Fake Windows Update Screen
HTML Linking Code