📢 Windows 11 BSOD is no more a Blue Screen of Death - It's Black Screen of Death

Microsoft is reportedly changing the BSOD background color to Black, making it as Black Screen of Death instead of Blue Screen of Death. - Story published by Kunal Chowdhury on

If you are working in Microsoft Windows operating system, "BSOD" (Blue Screen of Death) is a very popular term. It represents an exception or a fatal system crash. There could be multiple reasons (such as a general hardware failure or a process unexpectedly terminated) behind a BSOD crash.


BSOD is there since Windows 3.0 and that was always represented in a blue background. That's why it says "Blue Screen of Death". But now in Windows 11, Microsoft is probably changing the background color to black.


Windows 11 BSOD is no more a Blue Screen of Death - It's Black Screen of Death


Windows 11 has been announced on June 24th and the first Windows 11 preview build was released to the Windows Insiders on June 28. With the new operating system, Microsoft revamped the UI of the operating system and added new security features.



While the new major version of Windows is around for a week now, people are using it from the Windows Insiders channel. A recent report states that Microsoft is now changing the old BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) to match the new UI and theme.


With the release of Windows 8 in 2012, Microsoft added a sad face to the Windows blue screen of death. Later, in 2016, they added a QR code to it. In Windows 11, which is going to release this fall, Microsoft is reportedly going to change the background color to black keeping the other content similar to what we have now.


Though it is not a vast change, people should know in order to avoid any confusion.


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