Windows 8 Has a Slightly Friendlier Blue Screen of Death

Those blue screens of death (BSoD) are never a good thing in Windows. It makes pros cringe and casual computer users cry out for help.

Unfortunately, system crashes are a part of any computer platform, but Microsoft is making it a little less cryptic and scary. This is what the BSoD looks like in the developer preview of Windows 8 released yesterday:

Image source: Mobility DigestImage source: Mobility Digest

So it's still blue and it doesn't change the fact that the system needs to restart after a crash, but at least it's not a confusing mess of letters and numbers.

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  • SteelCity1981
    So is this suppose to make people less mad when they get one? lol
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  • sidran32
    Where's the debug information?
    28
  • Prey
    This is awesome, for some reason I just started laughing when I saw this. When it happens, it should also have a sound thats, "wah wah"
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  • SteelCity1981
    So is this suppose to make people less mad when they get one? lol
    28
  • nickul
    Actually it's:

    Microsoft Windows has given your PC a problem that it couldn't handle, and now it needs to restart.
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  • BlackHawk91
    The sad face emoticon should be the "I lied guy" meme instead.
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