Whether you're a Mac OS or Windows user (come on, nobody is actually running Linux), you've probably heard at least one computer-y joke about Windows. Since its initial release 32 years ago, the operating system has had quite a few bugs and Windows updates, all of which caught the users at the worst possible time — completing a homework assignment that's due in an hour? Displaying an ad on a screen on the street? Too bad, the operating system will restart now. Period. And the announcements it makes usually are worth of the best meme title. Phrases like "this won't take long" or "something happened" raise more questions than they provide answers. Not to mention the painstakingly long time it takes to load Internet Explorer properly, and that's especially annoying if you had in mind some quality time for funny memes.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of painfully funny computer memes, highlighting why Bill Gates needs to take a closer look at it. Scroll down to enjoy the entries and upvote your favorites.

#1

This Computer Repair Shop's Windows Windows

This Computer Repair Shop's Windows Windows

EkriirkE Report

#2

Update And Restart

Update And Restart

lolnein.com Report

#3

Windows XP Nostalgia

Windows XP Nostalgia

noizz Report

#4

Chair.exe Has Stopped Working

Chair.exe Has Stopped Working

BeautifulLoser_ Report

#5

Convinced Tech-Illiterate Friend To Upgrade To Windows 10. Told Him It Was Fool-Proof. When He Asked How He'd Fix It If Something Went Wrong, I Said "Nothing Is Going To Happen". He Sent Me This

Convinced Tech-Illiterate Friend To Upgrade To Windows 10. Told Him It Was Fool-Proof. When He Asked How He'd Fix It If Something Went Wrong, I Said "Nothing Is Going To Happen". He Sent Me This

Ichidou Report

Wina Alkerchief
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is the scariest notification of all. 😂 even the computer didnt know whats wrong.

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#6

Being Honest With Microsoft

Being Honest With Microsoft

Seether262 Report

#7

I Feel Like Windows Mistakenly Did Something Horrible To My Files, And Then Managed To Fix Them While In A Panic

I Feel Like Windows Mistakenly Did Something Horrible To My Files, And Then Managed To Fix Them While In A Panic

lawpoop Report

#9

My Daughter Was Excited For Her First Computer Homework, But Then She Had Her First Experience With Windows Update Instead

My Daughter Was Excited For Her First Computer Homework, But Then She Had Her First Experience With Windows Update Instead

dragsterburn Report

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, there`s your excuse ! "I couldn't do my homework, Microsoft hijacked my computer !"

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#10

Windows Being Windows

Windows Being Windows

ptbd.jwels.berlin Report

Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The mighty killer in each windows can be found at -- Right click --> Task manager --> End Task!

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#11

Bravery And Internet Explorer

Bravery And Internet Explorer

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Zahida Perveen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always knew Abraham Lincoln was a motivational person.

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#12

Apparently My Computer At Work Wasn't Having It Today

Apparently My Computer At Work Wasn't Having It Today

ivadell Report

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey look, it's the same software my brain runs on Mondays :D

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#14

Today I Found Out Where The Windows Logo Came From

Today I Found Out Where The Windows Logo Came From

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#15

Biggest Lie In The History Of The World

Biggest Lie In The History Of The World

Shaine_Memes Report

#16

Blue Screen Of Death On The Mall

Blue Screen Of Death On The Mall

onlyjazztoday Report

#17

Clippy! Is That You, Old Friend?

Clippy! Is That You, Old Friend?

DragonCz Report

#18

I Just Wanted Some Water...

I Just Wanted Some Water...

Pepsistopheles Report

#19

Those F**king Updates

Those F**king Updates

spelunky420 Report

Erwin Sanz
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First thing i do with new laptop is disable auto update..

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#20

Windows

Windows

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Erwin Sanz
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Still cant believe that Microsoft dont know that force updating is the most annoying thing

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#21

What Improvements Could Be Made To Windows 10?

What Improvements Could Be Made To Windows 10?

nicehorseshoe Report

#24

Microsoft At It's Finest

Microsoft At It's Finest

KillJoy17 Report

#26

Wandows Is Now Working Ngrmadly

Wandows Is Now Working Ngrmadly

lordkronos Report

#27

Nearly Gave Me A Heart Attack Upon First Glance

Nearly Gave Me A Heart Attack Upon First Glance

SJT29 Report

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I bet my ass, there's gonna be somebody bashing the keyboard with their face :D

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#29

Loudest Sounds Ever

Loudest Sounds Ever

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, the loudest sound, is the microwave beeping when you're trying to sneak a midnight snack :)

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#30

Oh No, Someone Forgot To Turn The Cool Sign On

Oh No, Someone Forgot To Turn The Cool Sign On

zzap Report

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sooo, basically you could show porn on those things ? >:)

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#31

Even Office Urges Not To Be Installed

Even Office Urges Not To Be Installed

EdgiiLord Report

#32

When Windows XP Froze So You’d Drag The Window Around

When Windows XP Froze So You’d Drag The Window Around

atmospheric Report

#33

Logic

Logic

matty555 Report

Zahida Perveen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Poweroff key" the legend who saves us almost everytime

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#34

Me Irl

Me Irl

the_geek42810 Report

William Teach
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, this is more of a Chrome issue. Check your task manager, and you'll see Chrome at least 8 times. Even when the setting is for it to all shut down when closed a few stay running.

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#35

Windows Throughout The Years

Windows Throughout The Years

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#36

When You're Home For Christmas And It's Time For Your Parents' Annual Computer Maintenance

When You're Home For Christmas And It's Time For Your Parents' Annual Computer Maintenance

MayorOfCreepsville Report

Tomáš Mesároš
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stand up. Open the window (or not - your choice). Throw out computer. Sit down. Enjoy. ....oh and eat some cake

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#37

Nice Try Microsoft

Nice Try Microsoft

redditman44 Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Nice try, but I already have a browser ;)"

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#38

Windows Firewalls

Windows Firewalls

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RJ BERG
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I laughed so hard looking at this.....

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#39

Update And Restart

Update And Restart

lolnein.com Report

#40

Searching For 'Firef' Shows 'Ie' As Best Match In Windows

Searching For 'Firef' Shows 'Ie' As Best Match In Windows

excalibron Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think EU anti trust agents will rejoyce.

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#41

Windows Has Computer

Windows Has Computer

Neptuneful Report

#42

Ok Microsoft

Ok Microsoft

Harold1212 Report

Pradeep M
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

'This product key applies to Microsoft office. Not Microsoft office ' wth

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#43

Guess Who Has Homework Due At Midnight. It's Currently 10:30 And Has Been Updating For 10 Mins

Guess Who Has Homework Due At Midnight. It's Currently 10:30 And Has Been Updating For 10 Mins

Dynamite2197 Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You learned a lesson today. Do not start if it is almost to late if you do not have redundancy planned in (i.e. a second PC).

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#46

I'm At Chuckie Cheese With The Kids And My Race Car Literally Crashed

I'm At Chuckie Cheese With The Kids And My Race Car Literally Crashed

Dannyseed Report

#47

After Rebooting Required By A Windows Update. It's Like My Computer Pranked Me

After Rebooting Required By A Windows Update. It's Like My Computer Pranked Me

IControlNothing Report

#48

You're Planning To Restart My Tablet When, Microsoft?

You're Planning To Restart My Tablet When, Microsoft?

avapoet Report

Roger Haywood
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must be one of those Quantum leap computers.

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#49

Thanks, Windows

Thanks, Windows

thederpyderpman857 Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Hello? Helloooo??? " She kept calling around but no program ever answered. She was alone in the Matrix.

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#50

Oh Windows

Oh Windows

deliteplays Report

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#51

Skype Is Officially Bloatware, Uninstalled It Yesterday Only To Have It Come Back In Full Force Today

Skype Is Officially Bloatware, Uninstalled It Yesterday Only To Have It Come Back In Full Force Today

Never-asked-for-this Report

Alex Newell
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Skype has been bloatware ever since Microsoft acquired it, and they started making it nigh-unclosable, with forced ads.

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#53

Great Movie!

Great Movie!

DankEngihn Report

#54

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

AemsOne Report

Mihail Amarie
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least it was humble enough to admit it...

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#55

Really Windows 10? The Calculator?

Really Windows 10? The Calculator?

Guitrum Report

#56

Sneaky

Sneaky

RedditTierPosts Report

Siddharth Rath
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Jimmy looking through the blinds" from The Office would be more appropriate...

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#57

Microsoft Force-Closed My Final Exam To Update Windows 10

Microsoft Force-Closed My Final Exam To Update Windows 10

Atsena Report

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've always gotten quite a lot of warning before Win 10 upgraded anything, and always with the option of postponing. Am I alone?

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#58

Sorry To Interrupt

Sorry To Interrupt