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Easy way to crash Vista

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I could write a series of posts about Vista, mostly about how it is not even close to being as bad as it is perceived to be.  But I won’t do that right now.

I have been using Vista since a few months after it came out and one thing I have not had problems with the OS crashing.  In fact the only time I recall any applications crashing was a game that would crash when you exited – pretty much the most harmless crash possible and I have a feeling it had more to do with the game and less to do with Vista.

That said, I managed a nice, pretty blue screen of death on Vista last night.  And this might work on XP – but I probably won’t bother trying it.

  1. Start Yahoo! Messenger
  2. Do not have a webcam plugged in
  3. Click the webcam button
  4. Accept terms or whatever
  5. Enjoy your pretty BSOD

Just thought I’d share.