From CNN October 25, 2001 CHICAGO (CNN) -- Microsoft chairman Bill Gates tried to demonstrate his company's latest product Monday, but the product -- Windows XP -- didn't cooperate. "I guess we still have some bugs to work out," said Chairman Bill, breaking into a sweat. "That must be why we're not shipping Windows XP yet," he said. Gates was referring to the fact that Windows XP was originally scheduled to be released last year, but has been rescheduled to ship to retailers on October 25. Gates was demonstrating the newest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system when it crashed during his presentation at the Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond. The software is supposed to make computers simpler to use. Trying to impress the 9000-member audience with the most user-friendly aspects of the technology, Gates instead caused the computer running his demonstration to crash and produce a BSOD. It happened when an onstage assistant tried to plug in a "plug-and-play" scanner that turned out to be more like "plug-and-pray." Bill Gates said: I never expected Windows XP to be that terrible!