Microsoft’s BSOD is changing to black in Windows 11. The software giant started testing its new design changes in a Windows 11 preview earlier this week, but the Black Screen of Death isn’t fully enabled yet. “The Verge understands Microsoft will be switching to a Black Screen of Death for Windows 11, matching the new black logon and shutdown screens.” It’s the first major change to the BSOD since Microsoft added a sad face to the screen in Windows 8 in 2012, and QR codes in 2016.
Windows blue or black screen of death process:
Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death is a diagnostic error screen that appears when the Windows operating system crashes or freezes. It displays details on what went wrong and often provides an option to activate a blue console containing troubleshooting instructions for fixing the issue, called “Advanced Boot Options”.
Windows Blue Screens of Death go back decades. The last major change happened when Microsoft added the teary face in Windows 8 and QR codes in Windows 10, but it’s now adding a black screen to Windows 11, which will be released later this year.
Microsoft has experimented with different colors in Windows 10. Sometimes the screens are green, and sometimes they’re red. But when there’s an error, the most common color is blue.
Some unnoticed changes in Windows 11:
- The Windows 11 operating system has been designed to make it easy for people who are visually impaired or blind.
- There’s a new keyboard cursor called “noitrope” that looks like an arrow and provides more information than the other cursors in Windows.
- Windows 11 will have eye control features, making it easier for those with disabilities to operate their computers without having to use a mouse or touchpad. It’s also great if you don’t want your arms getting tired from typing onscreen keyboards all day long!
- Windows 11 is being developed as part of Microsoft’s OneCore microkernel architecture, which allows developers to create bug fixes, patches, and updates faster by tying together different versions of windows.