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Blue Screen of Death Lives On in Windows 8

  1. #1

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Blue Screen of Death Lives On in Windows 8

    Good news for the haters, when Microsoft said it reimagined Windows, it also reimagined what the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) should look like, which means Windows 8 isn't immune to crashing. If you think about it, it's kind of comforting in a way. After all, what would Windows be without a BSoD revealing what went wrong? You could answer "Linux," or even "Mac OS X" if you're trying to start a flame war, but we won't go there.

    As much as we all hate getting a BSoD, they're actually pretty helpful if you know how to decipher them. They're also a little intimidating, despite the use of the color blue, which studies show have a relaxing effect on people. It appears Microsoft wants them to be even less frightening in Windows 8.

    Read more at: Maximum PC | Blue Screen of Death Lives On in Windows 8

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  2. #2

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    Win 7 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro x64

    BSOD: Extreme Makeover Edition
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  3. #3

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    Vanilla 8 Pro x64

    Could that guy have chosen a lower quality pic?
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  4. #4

    So California
    Posts : 26
    Win 7 64 SP1 RC

    I've seen that screen, caught me by suprise for a second before i figured it out.
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  5. #5

    despite the use of the color blue, which studies show have a relaxing effect on people.
    I don't know about relaxing....

    I've had a few already.Click image for larger version
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  6. #6

    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    I've gotten that screen too many times to count already. Apparently Windows 8 and VirtualBox don't get along too well.
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    That's the first one I've seen

    It's a screen that keeps us busy on the forums.
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  8. #8

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    On my test machine I get one after about 15-30 minutes of sitting idle... Not the same cause every time either.

    Heh well of course it's not even beta yet
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  9. #9

    Suffolk, UK
    Posts : 33
    Win 8 pro X64

    Whats that? I havnt had one BSOD! Win 8 is running perfect so far.
    I did install on a small ssd drive and its very smooth.
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  10. #10

    A kinder gentler BSOD screen doesnt even imply a kinder gentler OS. Its called Job security
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