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Windows 11: the iconic “Blue Screen of Death” will no longer be blue



Windows 11: the iconic “Blue Screen of Death” will no longer be blue

The launch of Windows 11 is getting closer and closer and Microsoft is more than ever willing to reinvent the operating system interface. One of the most radical changes will be that of the fearsome “Blue Screen of Death”.. This is the infamous screen that appears when a Windows error has occurred, which apparently turns from blue to black.

The Blue Screen of Death was introduced in Windows 3.0 as a diagnostic tool in case of an error. A blue screen in case of system damage has even existed since the days of Windows 1.0. The design of the historic screen has changed over the years: in 2012 a sad face was added and in 2016 a QR code appeared that can provide additional information on the problem. However, until today, the color blue had always been a constant, until it became almost a symbol.

Microsoft has not yet commented on the reason for this change, for now only available by activating a hidden option in the Windows 11 beta. Coupled with the redesign of other classic sections, this change is likely to be a strategy by Microsoft to give a defined identity to its new OS.