Microsoft Windows 11 is coming with a great change in its update. The ‘B’ in BSOD will remain the same but it will change from Blue to Black.
American largest tech company Microsoft is going to change its famous BSOD, Blue screen of death into black. Blue screen of death used to appear when there is an error in the operating system. Or when there is a need to restart the system.
The largest software began testing its new design changes in a Windows 11 beta earlier this week. According to The Verge, but the Black Screen of Death isn’t fully active yet. This new Windows 11 switch corresponds to the new dark logon and shutdown panels.
It’s the first significant modification to the BSOD. Since Microsoft put a sad face to the screen in Windows 8 in 2012. As well as QR codes in 2016. The BSOD was first created by Microsoft in Windows 3.0, giving IT experts. And support employees with a mechanism to identify hardware and memory problems.
Why BSOD has Changed?
A blue screen of death (BSOD) is Windows’ own kernel error or bug check. And it usually contains a data dump that can aid system administrators in determining what caused the blue screen.
While Microsoft will convert to a Black Screen of Death in Windows 11. The screen will otherwise be identical to that of Windows 10. The sorrowful visage, as well as the stop code and crash dump, remain. The latest Windows 11 preview contains a green BSOD, which has been used by Microsoft for Windows Insider builds since 2016.
It’s unclear why Microsoft has changed the hue from blue to black, and the firm has yet to comment on the change.
There are several hypotheses, according to The Verge. With a new approach to the OS, Microsoft is redesigning many parts of Windows 11. It’s probably because Windows 11 contains a visual revamp to modernize the OS in important areas. Such as the Start menu, File Explorer, and now the BSOD.
Because the new black screen hasn’t been officially introduced yet. Individuals running Windows 11’s first preview build will have to take a few extra steps to see it.
The official’s comments on the Windows 11 update
According to @xenopanther on Twitter (via Tom’s Hardware). The solution to getting the new black screen is to edit your registry by going to HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlCrashControl and changing the DisplayPreReleaseColor to 0. (WARNING: Do not attempt this unless you are familiar with altering the Windows registry.)
After that, all you have to do is restart your computer. And then trigger a system crash by killing a crucial Windows process or some other technique to witness the new BSOD.
However, changing the blue screen of death to black may cause some confusion among Windows users. As there is already meaning for seeing a black screen of death. This occurs when Windows freezes on a black screen during the OS installation process.
It’s also worth noting that, given Microsoft has yet to comment on the new black screen of death. It’s possible that the new BSOD is just something Microsoft is testing out during the Windows 11 preview period. With Windows 11 expected to get a major UI overhaul, it wouldn’t be surprising if the old BSOD got a minor update as well.
Any other update in Windows 11?
Although some devices are unable to operate the new system. Which requires a minimum of 64 gigabytes of storage and 4 gigabytes of RAM. Windows 11 was released last month and will be offered as a free upgrade to existing Windows 10 customers.
The most important news is that, in 2025, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10.
Another cosmetic update is that the start button has been relocated from the bottom left to the bottom center of the screen.
The developers will release the black screen of death on social media. Who are part of Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program, which allows them early access to Windows 11.
According to Bleeping Computer, members of the program have also reported other challenges, such as installing the new system and using the start menu.
Windows 11 will be more widely released later this year, but Microsoft has not specified a specific date. We will update you with the latest news of update when it will arrive officially. Until then write about your views regarding this new update in Windows 11.