Microsoft has decided to change the Windows 11 error screen again, and this time it has brought back the original color. The software giant has always had blue as its official color but switched to black earlier this year to match the logon and shutdown screens. This was the second major change to the model since the feature was introduced — the first was the sad face and QR Code on the Windows 8 screen.
The so-called Blue Screen of Death gained popular culture and symbolized something unwanted, feared, and terrifying. In a note of the recent update, Microsoft announced the color change to leave everything as in previous versions of Windows, possibly to avoid confusion for those who migrated to the recent system.
Created in Windows 3.0, the error message explains to the user — although most don’t know exactly what it means — and computer technicians what caused that critical failure, usually related to hardware and memory problems. This type of error involves the Windows kernel itself and generates a data dump file to find out the cause.
This return to the old model may be related to the companies’ IT service. After all, many people did not know about the color change and could be confused when reporting the problem to support. In technology, a black screen error is usually related to a malfunction in the video card, when the computer does not display anything on the monitor, or when the machine does not turn on, which could cause confusion.
In a pandemic scenario with many employees working from home, imagine how chaotic it can be for the technical team to decipher the error reported by the user without the infamous blue screen.
The fact is that everyone can celebrate (or not) the return of the famous dreadful screen to Windows 11 computers. Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) again, ok, Microsoft?