Step 3: Add the file to the startup folder.
OK, there are many subtle variations to exactly how to get the file into a startup folder. So your mileage may vary. The easiest way is to just find the file in Windows Explorer, right click on it, and selection “Copy.”
Then, click on the “Start” button, and go to the “Startup” folder (it might be listed in “All Programs”) and right click and select paste.
Then, just put the computer desktop back the way you found it and get out of there.
Now, just wait for the reboot, and get ready to laugh!
That’s it! Please, use responsibly.
Other variations on this prank are to embed the .vbs file name in a .bat file that loads one of their normal programs. Replace the icon with your .bat file and it will read the text and then start the program. It may take them some time to figure this one out.
If you hide the file really well, this joke can last a while as they try to figure out why their computer keeps talking to them. You can even change the message to reflect changing conditions or days. (Example, if you victim’s name is Joey, “Hello Joey, have a great Tuesday!”)