In Windows 11, Microsoft is turning its infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) into a black screen. The software giant began testing its new design changes in a Windows 11 beta earlier this week, although the Black Screen of Death has not yet been fully enabled. According to The Verge, Microsoft will use a Dark Screen of Death with Windows 11, which will match the new black logon and shutdown panels.
It’s the first significant modification to the BSOD since Microsoft put a sad face to the screen in Windows 8 in 2012, as well as QR codes in 2016. The BSOD was first created by Microsoft in Windows 3.0, giving IT experts and support employees a mechanism to identify hardware and memory problems.
A blue screen of death (BSOD) is Windows’ own kernel error or bug check, and it usually contains a data dump that can aid system administrators in determining what caused the blue screen.
While Microsoft has switched to a Black Screen of Death in Windows 11, the interface is essentially identical to that of Windows 10. The sorrowful visage, as well as the stop code and crash dump, remain. The latest Windows 11 preview contains a green BSOD, which has been used by Microsoft for Windows Insider builds since 2016.
We don’t know why Microsoft changed the color from blue to black, and the corporation has yet to remark on the change. However, I do have some theories. With a new approach to the OS, Microsoft is redesigning many parts of Windows 11. It’s probably because Windows 11 contains a visual revamp to modernize the OS in important areas, such as the Start menu, File Explorer, and now the BSOD.