The next version of Microsoft's operating system will introduce several significant new features and improvements, but other more anecdotal changes are also on the program.

We can cite in particular the evolution of the famous "blue screen of death".

An evolution which will be summed up in reality to the color of the screen since it will always be possible to face a system error large enough to stop the operation of the OS, but the window that will be displayed on Windows 11 will be black and no longer blue.

This marks an important turning point in the history of Windows since the appearance of blue screens of death dates back to version 2.0 of Windows, unveiled in 1987. This famous "Blue Screen of Death" is indeed part of the history of the OS, both because it traumatized many users - becoming a real meme on the Internet - but also because it appeared during the live presentation of Windows 98, in 1998.

The sign of a real turning point

Over the years, Microsoft has tested other colors.

This is how the red screen of death appeared, as did the green screen of death.

Colors that were mostly reserved for certain beta versions of Windows (Vista and 10).

The Redmond firm has always returned to blue, more in line with the overall aesthetics of its various operating systems.

The change from blue to black for the "Blue Screen of Death" is therefore a major change, even if in fact it will not change much for users.

Given that Microsoft is looking to introduce a complete overhaul of the Windows interface with version 11, it's understandable that the company has gone for a new visual in the event of a system error.

However, given how deeply entrenched this infamous Blue Screen of Death is in company history, it could be that Microsoft will keep it as it is in the final version of Windows 11.


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