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Windows 7: practical joke

27 Jan 2010   #11
madtownidiot

 

My favorite is putting shutdown.exe in the startup list.
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27 Jan 2010   #12
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
My favorite is putting shutdown.exe in the startup list.
i didn't know you could do that.
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27 Jan 2010   #13
madtownidiot

 

In past versions of windows it could be added to the startup list. I'm sure there's way to do it by editing the registry too, but one way that would work in xp, vista or 7 is to create a login script that runs the following command prompt: c:/windows/system32/shutdown.exe /r ...
as soon as the user signs in they get a window that pops up saying "you will be logged off in less than a minute"
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31 Jan 2010   #14
spinifex

 
 

In the early 80's, there was a girl working in the geology department at the gold mine i was at.

She was a fair B... Well, not a nice person.

When she was away from her comp, one of the mining engineers changed her dos prompt from C:\> to C:\Now formatting harddrive> (i think that how it looked using "new prompt" command).

She came back in a hurry to print of a doc for her boss, seen the change, tried to print, but would not work.
Turned out it had a loose connection to the printer at the same time. All hell broke loose, but all those in the know, couldn't speak. They were all doubled over laughing.

After that joke, she became an even BIGGER B... You know, NOT nice person, lol.
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31 Jan 2010   #15
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Ya'll aint right. As if their isn't enough most people can mess up on their own, I know first thing I do is get this panic attack, then have to tell myself slow down it'll be alright. You guys would kill me with that stuff.
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31 Jan 2010   #16
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Ya'll aint right. As if their isn't enough most people can mess up on their own, I know first thing I do is get this panic attack, then have to tell myself slow down it'll be alright. You guys would kill me with that stuff.
oooo yeah it's so much more fun to do it to someone that knows a thing or two about computers than someone who doesn't because they never think of the obvious
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01 Feb 2010   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Ya'll aint right. As if their isn't enough most people can mess up on their own, I know first thing I do is get this panic attack, then have to tell myself slow down it'll be alright. You guys would kill me with that stuff.
oooo yeah it's so much more fun to do it to someone that knows a thing or two about computers than someone who doesn't because they never think of the obvious
One of the best Practical jokes of the good old days used to rely on the fact that people who know what they're doing tend to miss the obvious.

The trick was simple - swap the mouse and keyboard plugs around - the thing is people would check the plugs but only to see that they were fully inserted, not where they were inserted.

USB cured that one of course
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01 Feb 2010   #18
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

On a similar note, simply swap the handedness of the mouse.
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01 Feb 2010   #19
madtownidiot

 

One of the more juvenile pranks is to replace all of the windows sounds with belches, farts and the sound of a toilet flushing when you shut it down
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02 Feb 2010   #20
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

programing the space bar to open and close the disk drive is a funny one too.
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