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Microsoft switches to Black Screen of Death (BSoD) in Windows 8

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    Auckland, NZ
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    Microsoft switches to Black Screen of Death (BSoD) in Windows 8


    Microsoft has switched to the color black for it’s system stop error messages in Windows 8.

    The software giant’s notorious Blue Screen bug check or error screen is now black inside the latest Windows 8 builds. Microsoft has used the Blue Screen of Death since early copies of Windows 1.0. The first Windows error screen composed of code page 437 symbols against a blue background. The first proper Blue Screen was present in Windows 3.x. Microsoft started using a Red Screen of Death inside early Windows Vista builds. The company also used Red Screens inside early beta copies of Windows 98.
    More at. . . Microsoft switches to Black Screen Of Death (BSoD) for Windows 8 | WinRumors

    Windows XP, Vista, 7 BSOD:


    New BSOD?
    Image available in the article

    IMHO, the Black Screen of Death looks better than the blue version. Looks plain and simple. . .
    Last edited by DeanP; 25 Apr 2011 at 18:47.

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  2. #2


    Canberra, Australia
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit


    IT's probably only temporary, they might have some bug or glitch that's stopping them implementing the blue BSOD's. If it is permanent, I don't see the point, why even bother.
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    The Contemplator
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    Doncaster, UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Still blue for the only leaked version so far (7850). I get a BSOD when shutting down, if I select Shut down. I'm not so bothered about this, as this build is only an early Alpha one, so bugs and errors are likely to be present. This is the only one I've found though, as it seems quite stable albeit that some features are not fully operational and/or locked down.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    That's sad, I like the traditional BSOD, it gets my attention.
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    Mauritius
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I don't think they they change the way BSODs are debugged, it may only be a graphical change
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    Canada
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    Windows 7 Home Premium FR x64


    I like the change personally. Color keeps us calm instead of the blue that makes us go "holy sh-- OMG WTF!!!"
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    Blue or black.... I hate BSODs.

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    Republic of Macedonia
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    Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1


    I hate BSoD, Microsoft must to plan in future to solve this.
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    Kansas
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    WDP 8 x86


    Out of the Blue and into the Black, hey hey my my....
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    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    Out of the Blue and into the Black, hey hey my my....
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