Windows 11 Blue screen of death error gets a goth makeover

Windows 11 title screen

The blue screen of death error, or BSOD, seems to have been given something of a Goth makeover in Windows 11. But hey, at least the acronym is unchanged.

Are these changes significant? Not really. Will people be annoyed at the seemingly-random change? Almost certainly.

What about the Windows 11 Blue screen error is changing?

Quite simply, the fairly famous technical error known as a BSOD, Blue screen of death, or simply Blue Screen is getting an all black makeover for Windows 11 it seems.

Windows 10 Blue Screen of death/BSOD error
Windows 10 Blue Screen of death/BSOD error, Credit: Microsoft, Wikipedia

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So how does the new BSOD error look, you might be wondering? Pretty much exactly the same, just black instead of blue.

Windows 11 Blue screen error /BSOD
Windows 11 Blue screen/BSOD error, now a black screen instead of blue, Credit: TheVerge

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There don’t seem to be a whole lot of other changes regarding it outside of minor rewriting of the context message on the error screen, though the colour swap does seem a bit like it might just be a “because we can” type change.

On the upside, at least the change won’t mess with the commonly accepted shorthand term “BSOD” error, as that still works equally well for a Black Screen of Death.

This is one of the first major changes in a while though. Previous changes involve Windows 8 adding a sad-face, and since Build 14393 of Windows 10, a QR code was added for quick troubleshooting.

Is there anything else?

That really is it for this story, it’s a very simple change, though we can likely expect a lot of people to have opinions on it. Personally I don’t see much of a reason for the change, though perhaps I’ve missed something.

I won’t be losing any sleep over Windows 11 having a Goth phase though.

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