Microsoft is Reportedly Changing The Blue Screen of Death to Black in Windows 11

Microsoft will replace its well-known Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) with a black one. Microsoft began testing its new design changes in a Windows 11 beta earlier this week, according to The Verge, although the Black Screen of Death isn’t completely active yet. This new Windows 11 option corresponds to the new dark logon and shutdown displays.

It’s the first significant update to the BSOD since Microsoft introduced a sad face to the screen in Windows 8 in 2012, as well as QR codes in 2016. The BSOD was initially created by Microsoft in Windows 3.0, giving IT experts and support staff a means to identify hardware and memory problems.

A blue screen of death (BSOD) is Windows’ own kernel error or bug check, and it generally contains a data dump that can aid system administrators in determining what caused the blue screen. While Microsoft will move to a Black Screen of Death in Windows 11, the screen will otherwise be identical to that of Windows 10.

The sorrowful visage, as well as the halt code and crash dump, remain. The latest Windows 11 preview contains a green BSOD, which has been used by Microsoft for Windows Insider releases since 2016.

It’s unclear why Microsoft has changed the color from blue to black, and the firm has yet to comment on the change. There are several possibilities, according to The Verge. With a new approach to the OS, Microsoft is revamping several areas of Windows 11. It’s probably because Windows 11 features a visual update to modernize the OS in important areas, such as the Start menu, File Explorer, and now the BSOD.