Introduction: How to Make Fake Windows Error

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1st April is near so I though to publish this. I used to make these when I was about 10. It wont use any softwares and it doesn't need any programming skills. So, let's get started 

Step 1: Making It

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To get started, open notepad and copy in the following code:


You can use your own message and title of the error

After copying this, save it as a 'vbs' file

When you open the vbs file, you will get an error message.

Step 2: Modifying the Error

There are many type of errors.
Some have only 'OK' button, some have 'Yes' and 'No' buttons
You can make any type of error you want.
To change the type of error, you can modify the numbers of the code(which were '4+16' in the last step)

Here is a list of the feature of the first number (no. before the '+' sign):

0- ok button only
1-ok and cancel
2-abort retry and ignore
3- yes,no and cancel
4- yes and no
5- retry and cancel

Here is a list of the feature of the second number (no. after the '+' sign):

16-critical message
32-question message
48-warning message
64-info message

Step 3: Examples

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Here are some examples

Step 4: Masking the Error/Preparing the Error for a Prank

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To mask the error as an app or a game, simply copy the vbs file some where (except the desktop) and make a shortcut of the file on the desktop. Then change the name to.......let's say FIFA 10 and use a similar icon. When someone opens the game, they will get an error saying that they are a big douchebag :-p

Vote if you liked it :)


luxetaduroa (author)2017-08-30

can we use more images?

JonK71 made it! (author)2017-05-03


Do not forget to SUB and Hit The Beel or like and beel

Wojtekp10 made it! (author)2017-04-09

really cool and the only one that worked

CentralYesCarltonNoE (author)2016-03-11


sulleymac (author)2015-03-26

wahtx (author)2015-02-23

You could also put these in multiple lines and create error message after error message. Pretty funny stuff!

www139 (author)2014-03-29

oops! I meant does it work on Mac?

jumper1111 (author)www1392014-03-29


Never tried

www139 (author)jumper11112014-03-29

got my vote!!!!!!

www139 (author)jumper11112014-03-29

good still!!!

www139 (author)jumper11112014-03-29


www139 (author)2014-03-29


does it workman Mac?

painrude (author)2014-03-27

so doing this prank

tgferreira184 (author)2014-03-27

Great prank!

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