Windows 11: the famous Blue Screen of Death changes color

Windows 11 will modify an institution of the Windows system. The famous Blue Screen of Death, present since Windows 2.0, will simply change color. It will turn black, but its function will remain the same: warn you that your PC is in the cabbage.

The Blue Screen of Death is a real institution on Windows. It will soon evolve, since it will become black. However, it will keep the same design as on Windows 10. Only the color changes. A not so innocuous change, since it shows that Microsoft has decided to start on new design codes with Windows 11.

Windows 11 is available in beta for Insiders. We use it on our side and for the moment, we have not yet encountered a crash leading to a Black Screen of Death. The US site The Verge had more luck and shows us what this new crash message looks like. As you can see, it’s the same. In black.

Windows 11 remains in the continuity of Windows 10, but brings various features but also and especially a global redesign of the design. The BSoD is no exception. It works the same way: it appears when a critical error is detected and asks you to wait a few moments for the restart.


The Blue Screen of Death has been around for over 30 years now. Appeared with Windows 2.0 in 1987, any PC user has seen it at least once in his life. We all remember this mythical moment during the presentation of Windows 98 where on stage, Bill Gates was confronted with a BSoD in front of hundreds of people. Oops. With Windows 8, the BSoD had evolved, becoming lighter and more modern, but remained blue. In 2016, QR Codes were included to help you find the source of your problem. Windows 11 continues its evolution.

As a reminder, Windows 11 will drastically change the design by refocusing for example the taskbar and by proposing transparency effects and colors simpler and readable. Some small things, like file explorer, will also be reviewed.

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