We sincerely agree with you, computer update progress screens are utterly terrifying. The suspense of having something break in your face is the stuff of countdown-timer-nightmares.
There's nothing more torturous than watching the update paint slowly dry, soaking in the uncertainty of freezes and bricks and thumb twiddling patience.
And lucky you, we know what's more fun than computer updates. Fake computer update pranks!
Yep, this prank site has looping update themes for major operating systems old and new, Windows 98, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac OSX and even Linux, so no one gets left out.
Pull up the site on an unwitting friend's browser, choose your theme, put the browser into fullscreen, stand back in a corner ... hilarity ensues (we hope).But wait, there's more. You know what's even better than computer update pranks? Blue screen of death (BSOD) pranks!
If you press Enter while on the site's fake update screens, you will get a fake general error screen for even more giggles. Watch your IT guy scratch his head while the PONIES_NOT_HANDLED error keeps popping up. Cruel stuff.
Be forewarned though, we don't condone this type of behavior if it is causing unnecessary harm so be careful where you pull this prank. Stop if it's getting out of hand.
With this awesome site, fakeupdate.net, relive the joys and anguish of updates over and over with a harmless update screen ... that never ends.
Microsoft learned the hard way when they pulled a Windows 10 update prank and were forced to pay a California woman $10,000.
Oh wait, that was not a prank? That was a real update? Never mind then. Ciao!