Windows’ new ‘blue screen of death’ ….are you serious?

/ 5 years ago

With Microsoft’s Build ongoing, various previews of Windows 7’s successor can also be downloaded as well as version of the OS itself can tried, although it isn’t something that I would do, as the OS is still in it’s testing version.

This implies that while you do get a an early version of upcoming Windows 8, you get a version filled with yet to be fixed bugs, therefore, you don’t get much stability.

Interestingly enough, while you sometimes may get an unexpected shut down of the application or a green screen to name a few, Windows 8 is now featuring a new ‘blue screen of death’ (BSoD), which, for those unfamiliar with it, is an error screen characterized by it’s blue color that is displayed when Windows encounters a critical error, usually of non-recoverable nature.

The latest versions of Windows informed the user of the error through a screen of the kind:

Windows 8 version is a bit more up-to-date communication wise and amusing at the same occassion:


Unfortunately, it isn’t confirmed whether or not this version of the BSoD will be kept in the final version, although, even if  not necessary, it’s kind of nice to see an update, even though having a smiley instead of the old-school BSoD won’t change anything.


  • Anonymous

    CBSOD = Cute Blue Screen of Death 😀

  • Yeh, I've been trying hard to get my Win 8 developer copy to come up with a blue screen, but it seems to just go to the standard 'green' screen (the background of the 'start menu'), and crash for a bit and then it deals with the application that caused it and it continues as if nothing happened – all be it 5 minutes down the line. Surprisingly Win 8 isn't that 'buggy' and it also seems to load very quickly, that said, it is mostly Win 7 with a new UI and a bit of Windows Phone OS combined. It certainly has the potential to be good currently…Will update you all as it gets improved (I hope!)

  • Darn, Simon first time I hear anyone trying to get the blue BSoD lol
    Yeah, I though it would be mostly for touchscreen interface, but they obviously tweaked with it to make it better than windows 7, which is something!