Microsoft’s Windows is well known for incorporating bugs and issues. Windows has always been criticized for sheltering numerous bugs and compatibility issues. There are few non-critical but funny bugs that exists in Windows.
Following are few funny bugs to look at:
1. Unable to rename a folder
Windows does not allow its user to create folders with following names – CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.
To test it, create a New Folder on your desktop (or anywhere else in the computer). Rename the folder and enter any of the above given names. When you click Enter, the folder’s name changes back to New Folder.
2. The MS Word bug
Try this – open MS Word and type “ =rand(200,99)” (without the quotes). Immediately after typing the former, click Enter. You will witness a bulk of text with 543 pages and 407,000 words.
3. “Bush hid the facts” bug
Type Bush hid the facts in Notepad (only Windows XP), save it and close it. Now reopen the same Notepad file, you will see that the original text has been converted to some garbage text. This happens for other strings too which follow the 4-3-3-5 word combination, which relates to a bug in ANSI encoding.