Windows 11’s Black Screen of Death is changing back to blue

Microsoft is changing its Black Screen of Death in Windows 11 back to the original blue color. The software giant originally changed its infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) to black in Windows 11 earlier this year, to match the new black logon and shutdown screens. It was the first major change to the BSOD since Microsoft added a sad face to the screen in Windows 8.

That change is now being reverted in a Windows 11 update that’s due to be released any day now. “We changed the screen color to blue when a device stops working or a stop error occurs as in previous versions of Windows,” admits Microsoft in recent patch notes, spotted by Windows Central, for the Windows 11 update.

Microsoft first introduced the BSOD in Windows 3.0, offering…

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Author: Tom Warren