The dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), which has been a part of the Windows experience since the 1990s, might now be turning into the Black Screen of Death, according to a report from The Verge. The color change is just one of many changes you can expect as we get closer to the release retail build of Windows 11 later this year.
Microsoft’s famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is changing to black in Windows 11. It’s the first big change to the BSOD since the sad face was added in 2012. Details here: https://t.co/ARCRBQjSMM pic.twitter.com/wv1J6RFqtxJuly 1, 2021
According to a source at Microsoft, the color of the BSOD will change from blue to black to match Windows 11’s other aesthetic changes. It’ll contain the usual error message code, QR code, and THAT sideways frowny face we’ve grown accustomed to since Windows 8, but on a black background instead of the classic blue. Somehow, going from blue to black makes that error screen seem just a bit dire, doesn’t it?