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Windows Media Center works ... trust me
Windows Media Center works ... trust me
Maybe Bill Gates should just avoid Vegas altogether.

At the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Gates was interviewed on stage by Conan O'Brien, who hosted the event. Gates unveiled the new Windows Media Center, which featured the ability to play your computer's media files on your home television.

O'Brien took some photos of Gates, which the former Microsoft CEO said would be synced with the computer and available on the TV, with a click of a button on a remote control. Gates then clicked the button on the remote and got ... nothing!

"Just incredible. I don't know who's running things here," said O'Brien. "Who's in charge of Microsoft? Oh."

Later in the presentation, the TV's program guide wouldn't open, and Microsoft program manager Garrett Young's demonstration of a racing car video game caused a system failure.

"I'm out of system memory apparently," said Young. "Yeah, so just imagine, if you will, that I was customizing my car and doing some really cool stuff."

NEXT: Windows Vista
Last updated October 21 2009: 2:01 PM ET
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