IKEA Croydon (FYI: that's a place in outer London, not a type of DIY cabinet) likes things in pairs, from chimneys to bork

The site may be getting on a bit, but the Windows fail is bang up to date


Bork!Bork!Bork! IKEA may be the master of the flatpack and the neverending check-out queue but it seems to be struggling a bit with Windows 10 if this serving of Bork is anything to go by.

"Not a good weekend for IKEA Croydon," observed our reader as he snapped screens at the store in various states of distress and unhappiness.

At the entrance, Windows 10 is pleading with passersby to allow it to finish setting things up rather than tempting punters with the treats that await at the top of the stairs (spoiler: there are no treats, just meatballs and the sound of relationships ending.)

IKEA entrance

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The other looks like things for Microsoft's flagship operating system have gone sideways in a very real sense. Normally showing off the steaming delights available for purchase from the in-store restaurant, the screen instead shows what happens when a tree falls in a forest and there is no one around to hear it: somewhere, somehow, a copy of Windows 10 crashes.

There must be a logger's delight of fallen trees out there.

IKEA entrance

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In this instance the "Automatic repair" is not quite so automated - a user needs to select an option - and we'd be very surprised if that is a touchscreen. And even if it were, just think of all the meatball juice that could be smeared over it.

The Croydon site itself predates Windows 10 by quite some way. In fact, the IKEA there, which replaced a power station demolished in 1991, predates even Windows 95. The chimneys of the former structure remain, staring out over the Purley Way traffic jams like blue and yellow Eyes of Sauron.

The borkage within, however, brings things right up to date. A Swedish store serving up screens of bork. It's what the Chef would have wanted. ®


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