The title deliberately provocative and joking, but on the other hand for decades a myth has been built around Windows and its crashes called Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Well, with Windows 11 it seems that not only the “nice” screen will continue to keep us company, but it will no longer be blue but black: yes, goodbye Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) welcome Black Screen of Death.
According to what reported by The Verge, the Black Screen of Death has not yet been activated, but the screen – which, joking aside, is necessary even if we hope to see it as little as possible – will change from blue to black to adapt to the screens of switching on and off.
From time to time, the BSOD – introduced with Windows 3.0 – evolves in an attempt to become more and more useful: once it was synonymous with sudden crash, probable loss of data and did not give any useful information except to insiders. Then it became more and more explicit, complete with a QR code and more understandable information to make it understood exactly why the operating system crashed, whether due to a driver, another problem or a hardware malfunction.
Outside of color, at the moment there don’t seem to be any changes in the Windows 11 Black Screen of Death compared to the Windows 10 BSOD, but future changes and additions should not be ruled out as the development of the operating system is still ongoing. The current green Windows 11 Preview error screen, the color Microsoft has been using for Insider builds since 2016.
The new screen color is a minor update of the new Windows 11, an operating system that evolves from the foundations of Windows 10 but introduces radical innovations in terms of interface, functionality and technologies: you can read an overview of the news in this news.