Windows 11 did not run smoothly. Since the release, every Tuesday of the patch has been filled with a long list of bug fixes, tweaks, and updates. Ars Technica Took a while to read (too long) Change for the build that will be released in the preview channel and I found this a bit:
We changed the screen color to blue when the device stops working or when a stop error occurs as in previous versions of Windows.
Anyone who’s spent time with a computer knows what the Blue Screen of Death feels like all too well. Something went wrong! Most gamers have likely encountered the BSOD issue due to a device driver issue, aggressive overclocking or faulty hardware.
For some reason, Microsoft chose to change the traditional blue screen to a black screen in Windows 11. Apparently, it never mentioned why the change was made, but it’s possible that the reason was as simple as offering another way to make Windows 11 feel “new” along with The rest of the UI overhaul. Perhaps quite confusing is why he chose to go back to the blue screen. Have users provided feedback to Microsoft requesting a return? “Hey Microsoft, I want to crash in the blue!” Nostalgia for the blue screen is something it seems.
The Blue Screen of Death is part of the Windows experience. Its origins go back to Windows 1.0. It has evolved over the years with the addition of debugging and QR codes that can help users identify the cause of the problem. Later Windows versions added a sad facial expression, as if feeling shocked and appalled when your screen flashed a damn blue wasn’t enough.
If you haven’t moved to Windows 11, Check out our review. Although it is far from perfect, Microsoft is working on improving it. Not that you want to see it, but Windows Update will include the “new” blue screen in a public release in the near future, likely in a matter of weeks.