Hot Computer Pranks How-Tos

How To: Prank your friends into thinking their computer has had a major DOS error

DOS may be a distant memory for most computer users at this point, but for many it will always be the first thing that pops into their head when they ponder PC computing. Nowadays, the only time most people see anything that even looks like DOS is if they're playing old PC games in a shell or something has gone very, very wrong with their computer. With this prank, you can make your friend believe that the latter has happened to them! All you do is open the DOS command program (Windows XP or ...

How To: Trick someone into thinking their LCD monitor is broken

For many young people, their computer is the most expensive and cherished thing that they own. If you want to pull a prank of them, why not hit them where it hurts? This video presents a novel idea for a computer prank: loading an image of a cracked LCD screen full-screen on their monitor and unplugging their keyboard and mouse. When your victim returns to their computer, it will seem very convincingly broken.

How To: Prank someone by thinking their computer is unresponsive

If you'd like to play a nice little prank on someone, this next tutorial will show you a quick and easy one. This involves messing around with someone's computer and in no way will it harm or crash the computer. But, if the person you are playing the prank on gets mad easily, then you might think twice. It involves taking a picture of the shut down, restart, standy-by screen and placing it as the desktop screen. Check out the video and enjoy!

How To: Prank someone's computer by creating a fake wallpaper

Does one of your coworkers at the office really make you mad? Do you want to mess with them at the office without having to destroy any property? This video can help. It will show you how to quickly create a fake wallpaper on someone's computer with Windows XP, which will infuriate them for a long time if they aren't very computer-saavy or familiar with this prank. Try it out and marvel at the hilarious results.

How To: Create a fake virus to prank your friends

This video in the Pranks & Cons category will show you how to create a non-destructive fake virus on Windows. This video is from Tinkernut. For this right click on your desk top, go to new and select shortcut. Now type in this code 'shutdown 's 't 60 'c "this computer is shutting down; save your work", click next. This code is actually for shutting down the computer. But, you type in the name of the short cut as something else, say for example 'songs ' and click next. What will happen is when...

HowTo: Chia-Prank Your Co-Worker's Keyboard

Johannes Hjorth of Sweden posts a great guide to growing cress in a co-worker's keyboard: "My colleague Erik Fransén went away on the Society for Neuroscience conference in the USA for two weeks in the middle of November. Those of you who know Erik probably know that he enjoys playing practical jokes on his friends from time to time. This time it was Erik's turn to be on the receiving end..."

How To: Make a restart computer prank

Want to make a prank computer virus for your friends? Well, this video tutorial will show you just how to make a fake virus on a PC. You'll need to open up Notepad to do this fake virus, and just type start eight times. Then just hit enter twice and type in hax.bat. Save the file as hax. Save it in your documents folder. When you open the MS-DOS Batch File, you won't be able to do anything but restart your computer.

How To: Send Ghost Mail

Watch this video to learn how to send ghost mail. Send a secret message in email or catch someone who forwards your work off as their own. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to send email with hidden writing.

How To: Put a fatal error on a windows computer with notepad

With this computer prank video, you can find out how to put a fatal error message on a windows computer using notepad. This trick will show you a great way to prank your friends and office co-workers alike; everyone freaks out a little bit when their windows computer says "fatal error." Watch this video tutorial and learn how to prank co-workers with a fatal error message.

How To: Prank hack a computer mouse

This video tutorial demonstrates a mouse-hacking simple prank sure to annoy any friend or colleague. To replicate this hack, you'll need a mouse and a musical key chain. The steps are roughly as follows: First, open up the mouse. Looking inside, find and remove the scroll wheel, then pull out the mouse's old cable. Take a musical key chain and open it up. Find the musical module with two red LEDs. Carefully glue them to the right-click. Then put the LEDs where the mouse's laser is before fitt...

How To: Play the aluminum foil prank on a coworker

Giving your colleague’s office or cubicle a makeover is a nifty practical joke. You will need aluminum foil and a camera. Cover up the entire surface of the office with foil, wrapping down everything down to pens. Watch this video pranking tutorial and learn how to play an aluminum foil practical joke. Play the aluminum foil prank on a coworker.

How To: Pull off the office bathroom prank

Make sure you use the facilities before you put this office bathroom trick into hilarious effect. You will need several pairs of shoes and slacks, as well as newspapers. Make everyone in the office think all the bathroom stalls are occupied. Check out this video practical joke tutorial and learn how to prank the office bathroom.

How To: Prank the mouse click buttons

This is actually a really easy and fun prank to pull off. What it does is simply switch the right click on your mouse, to the left click, and switch the left click, to the right click. Confused yet? Follow these simple instructions to test it out yourself, and enjoy your victims reactions when they get this prank pulled on them, trust me, it's funny!