REDMOND, WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Bill Gates’ first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade.

The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart.

After failing to install the upgrade by lunchtime, Mr. Gates summoned the new Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella, who attempted to help him with the installation, but with no success. “Bill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth,” the source said.

A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gates’ first day in his new job had been “a learning experience” and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7.

Actually, I have easily installed it successfully many times…..that doesn’t mean I like it. Maybe it’s just Bill.

Thanks to Dave “Cat Burner” Skewes

  1. Once you use Widows 8 for about a year, you instintively switch back and forth between Metro and the Desktop. Start Menu becomes a useful dashboard.

    • Captain Obvious says:

      It takes a year to get the hang of it?

      • MikeN says:

        And apparently many more years to get the hang of ObamaCare. Right now the Democrats are telling us that job losses are good for the economy.

  2. sargasso_c says:

    Well, it’s never too late to bring out a corporate Linux distro. Actually, a better option would be Android for X86 in Kitkat. It can be skinned to look “Windowish”. And it installs in seconds and runs on anything.

  3. JimD says:

    WinBloze 8.whatever – Cartoon Interface for Idiots and Executives, but I repeat myself !!!

  4. John says:

    Don’t think a good OS needs a year to get the “hang of it”. That to me is a very non intuitive OS that handicaps a persons abilities to use a PC effectively. If anything a user should be saying things like the new OS made me work faster and more effectively. Not things like I eventually got used to it, or I guess I will learn to use it.
    I easily switched from XP to Vista to Windows 7 without so much as a period of getting used to it. If Windows 8 requires such a lengthy period to learn to use it. I think that in itself will cause it to fail terribly. Much worse then even Vista.