Microsoft’s Blue Screen Turns Black With Windows 11

By Lore Apostol / July 2, 2021

Microsoft's famous Blue Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) becomes black with the new Windows 11 to align with the black shut-down and log-on screens that come as a novelty in the new OS version. Even though there were a lot of changes shown in the Windows 11 preview last week, this feature was not presented as fully available.

The BSOD contains a set of data that is meant to help the system admin figure out what caused Windows to crash, and that aspect will remain the same, only over a black screen instead.

This is the first major change made to BSOD since adding the QR codes in 2016 and the sad face in 2012. The current preview of Windows 11 includes a green BSOD, and the sad face remains.

The reason for this change was not speculated on yet, but we assume it's all part of the design overhaul that they waned so that the latest Windows would look as modern and elegant as possible and appeal to old and potential users alike. Even though we got used to the legendary blue screen, we're not sure we're going to miss it all that much since the new design comes together nicely.

In Microsoft's unveiling event for Windows 11, we could see that Disney+ will have a dedicated app on the new Microsoft Store. The new operating system would be available this fall as a free upgrade. Until then, you can use a tool to check whether your computer can run Windows 11 and see what it looks like.

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