Windows 11’s Black Screen of Death is turning blue again

Windows "Blue Screen of Death" error
Dmitriy Domino /

Microsoft has made a lot of changes in Windows 11, and many of them make sense. One that, however, made almost no sense was to change the blue death screen (BSOD) to black. Fortunately, Microsoft is changing it back to blue, so when your PC crashes, you will at least feel at home.

Windows Central discovered the change stored in a Windows Insider release, and Microsoft says, “We changed the screen color to blue when a device stops working or a stop error occurs, as in earlier versions of Windows.”

The last significant change Microsoft made to BSOD was to add a sad face in Windows 8, which is without a doubt the expression most people feel when they see the screen come up on their computer. Will a quick restart solve the problem, or is something seriously wrong?

As for when we will actually see the blue screen added to Windows 11, it’s hard to say exactly. However, it should be soon as it is in the release preview channel for Windows Insiders. This is usually the last step before a feature gets to the final version of the operating system.

This is the same Windows Update that has caused Microsoft to prevent what it calls “incorrectly redirected” microsoft-edge: links.

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