Introduction: Delete Windows Prank

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This is my first instructable and is very simple to do. I have fooled a few people with this.

Step 1: Create a Short Cut

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Right click on your desktop.
Go to new > shortcut.

Step 2: Pick a Random Folder

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Hit browse in the create shorcut box and pick any folder or file. it really doesnt matter.

Step 3: Name Shortcut

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After you pick the file or folder hit next and name the shortcut Microsoft Windows what ever version you have.

Then hit finish.

Step 4: Send the Short Cut to the Recycling Bin

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delete the short cut.

oh yeah make sure your recycling bin is empty before you do this.

Step 5: Empty the Bin

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right click and empty the recycling bin and take a screen shot or call someone in the room and tell them windows is deleteing its self.


nutsandbolts_64 (author)2010-08-20

lol, I made a comic strip out of it. If only this can be done.

iambrad (author)nutsandbolts_642010-09-12

You can do that. I'll write a script for it if you want.

erikals (author)2009-07-17

Classic. It looks so real

zitz (author)2009-06-28

I just did this and added it as my background

jeymeowmix (author)2008-09-03

nice... nothing harmful,but a great effect

Leeef (author)2007-05-20

It would be really funny if you could make that your screensaver

SeMi_AuToMaTic (author)Leeef2007-10-13

U can. Ctrl+PrtScr Then go to word and paste it on a blank page. Maximize the pic of the desktop and then right-click and choose 'set as backround'.

lookatmygrlyfont (author)Leeef2007-05-22

hmm ill work on that thanks for the idea!

mickey shimitz (author)2007-05-16

great idea im gonna do it right now

have fun! :)

Taotaoba (author)2007-05-09

This is interesting! Actually, at Step 4, you can hold Shift key and hit Delete key, and the confirm dialogue will pop up directly.

really? thanks i didnt know that

royalestel (author)2007-03-22

Ahahhaha! Now this is funny! I'll have to do this soon.

dataphool (author)2007-03-20

Priceless! Does it really work? I'm going to try this.

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