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Windows 98 famous bluescreen at COMDEX 1998

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Uploaded on Dec 11, 2010

During a demonstration of a beta version of Windows 98 by Microsoft's Bill Gates, at COMDEX on April 20, 1998, a SE incident occurred in public. The computer crashed with a stop error when his assistant (Chris Capossela, currently Microsoft's Corporate VP in the Information Working business unit) connected a scanner to demonstrate Windows 98's support for Plug and Play devices. This brought applause from the crowd, and Gates replied after a pause: "That must be why we're not shipping Windows 98 yet.

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