Windows 7 goes dual screen to shriek at passersby: Please, just upgrade me or let me die

Anything but this

43 Reg comments Got Tips?

Bork!Bork!Bork! Welcome to another edition of signage behaving badly, The Register's look at borkage of all shapes, sizes and flavours from around the world.

Today's contribution, from a Reg reader who preferred to be identified only as "Ian from Essex", depicts Windows 7 in a state of distress brought about by negligence.

Windows 7 is like that arthritic old cat who lives with an elderly relation. It smells a bit, is a pain to look after and demands near constant attention – and will frequently leave a dirty protest if it doesn't get it. But your great aunt loves it.

Microsoft has spent the last year begging Windows 7 users to move to a better place. In this case, it appears that the abandoned OS's mewling has gone unheeded by the operators at c2c's Thorpe Bay station, leaving it no choice but to yell at passersby that it is out of support – will somebody just please upgrade it already?

We're also quite taken with the dual-screen bork, pointing to a bright future when Windows 10X finally ships.

Noting the digital signage was used for adverts rather than departures, Ian, who spotted it on his return from a well-earned pub visit, told us: "All it seems to promote today is 'We are further ahead than McDonald's' but not much further."

That sounds like a challenge to us.

Naturally, we contacted c2c to see if it (or whoever was responsible) for the signage had plans to either upgrade or splash the cash necessary to keep that version of Windows in security patches a little while longer, but we have yet to receive a reply.

If you've seen a message that you didn't expect on a display where it really doesn't belong, please email Vulture Central and share it with the world. ®

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020