One of the saddest characteristic features of Microsoft’s widely used operating system is the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). It’s been around for a long time. It represents extreme exasperation and well-deserved rage. You’ve always dreaded the blue screen since it signified something was wrong with the operating system. It could possibly have signalled that you had lost data. Or if you have to execute a life-saving treatment, such as reinstalling Windows entirely. Some of those flaws were addressed in Windows 10, and blue screens became considerably less common.
However, the blue screen crashes had not totally disappeared. Then, when Windows 11 was released, Microsoft pulled off the unbelievable by removing the blue screen. Microsoft, however, just changed the hue to black while maintaining the functionality. This issue has been resolved by the company, and an update will shortly be accessible for download.
Windows 11 contains several modifications made by Microsoft, many of which are sensible. However, converting the blue screen of death (BSOD) to black was one that was utterly absurd. Fortunately, Microsoft is restoring it back to blue so that you will at least feel at home if your computer crashes.
Microsoft explains the change in response to Windows Central’s discovery of it tucked away in a Windows Insider release: “We adjusted the screen colour to blue when a device stops working or a stop error occurs as in earlier versions of Windows.”
The most recent important modification to the BSOD by Microsoft was the addition of a sad face in Windows 8, which arguably best represents how the majority of users feel when they see the screen appear on their PC.
Black Screen of Death in Windows 11
Regardless of how much you detest Windows’ blue screen of death, Microsoft still desperately needs the feature. In spite of Windows 11. The scary error message can assist Microsoft and IT specialists in identifying and resolving OS-crashing software problems. At this point, the implementation is what annoys me the most.
When we initially heard about Windows 11, changing the colour from black to blue didn’t make a lot of sense. It will still display text that contains some information about the error as an error message. Before the machine restarts, the system will begin to gather information about the crash.
Whatever you were doing with your PC at the time of the crash will still be broken by the error popup. The blue screen is actually preferable to the black one. The reason for this is that you’ve grown accustomed to associating the hue with a serious Windows issue.
The blue screen makes a spectacular comeback
We don’t know why Microsoft chose black, and we also don’t know why blue is making a comeback in Windows 11’s error message. However, Microsoft will soon download a Windows 11 upgrade and switch back to blue.
The update, which Microsoft recently issued to the Insider Beta and Release Preview Channels, will cure a number of bugs in Windows 11. Version 22000.346 of the operating system corrects a number of known bugs. The list also covers problems with printers, Bluetooth audio volume control, 32-bit apps, and rendering for the new Taskbar and Start menu.
The importance of these updates outweighs the importance of the Black Screen of Death returning to blue. However, you’ll undoubtedly notice (and value) this one the next time Windows 11 crashes. Hopefully it won’t happen for a long that something causes your computer to crash to the point where you see a blue screen.
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