Windows 11 changes the “screen of death”: how the new BSOD will be

The most feared screen of Microsoft's system is ready to change its look: away the blue for black, there is "glory" also for the BSOD among the novelties of Windows 11

Unfortunately that the acronym is still valid, someone will ironize. For years, for decades, BSOD has stood for the Windows Blue Screen of Death. With Windows 11, of course, the most feared screen of all is not missing: hopefully it will appear less often, but it will still serve to signal that something has gone wrong.

Starting from Windows 11, in fact, the "panic screen" will change color, from the historical blue recurring in the nightmares of the most frequent users of Microsoft's operating system to absolute black, which will give it consistency with respect to the power on and power off screens. From Blue Screen of Death to Black Screen of Death, the new name is served and does not change the acronym with which the network has always synthesized it, BSOD. The new color of the screen is certainly one of the minor changes introduced by Windows 11 compared to its predecessor, in the face of major innovations that involve the entire operating system, from the interface to the features through the technologies.

From blue to black, but the acronym does not change

The change to BSOD has been reported by colleagues at The Verge, according to which the Black Screen of Death is not yet active, but the change of shade would not be in question. The screen introduced several years ago on Windows 3.0 has evolved over time with the aim of becoming more and more explanatory towards the inconvenience that determined it.

At one time there was only the blue to "scare" the unfortunate Windows user, along with some useful information only to technicians that forced to pray that solving the problem was not lost forever more than a few data.

Over the years, Microsoft has made it more and more useful to have a first diagnosis of the problem, even for those who didn't have any particular notion of computer science: the QR code arrived, to be framed with a device to get to a specific page explaining the crash, whether because of a missing or damaged driver, whether for a hardware problem or for the most disparate reasons.

The BSOD could change again

Sudden crashes on the currently available version of Windows 11, the one dedicated to developers, are handled through a green screen, a color that Microsoft has been using for years - since 2016 along with QR codes - on the developer versions of its operating systems. But, precisely, to hear The Verge, the stable version of Windows 11 will contain this novelty for the dreaded BSOD.

Beyond the black coloring, no rumors have focused on other novelties for the error screen. That doesn't mean, however, that Microsoft can't evolve the BSOD one more time in the months between the announcement and the actual availability of Windows 11, so a few more surprises could be on the way.