blue screen of death qr code

One of the most hated things in Microsoft Windows, probably is the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). The Blue Screen of Death is know starting with Windows 98 and we know that in Windows 10 it has got some big changes, and it doesn’t stop here.

The Blue Screen of Death or BSoD is an error message when Windows has got a critical problem. One of the most known moments is its beginning with Windows 98, when Bill Gates was presenting the Windows 98 functionalities and the Blue Screen of Death has appeared. You can watch this moment here:

Well, starting with Windows 8, blue screen of death started to change, now with Windows 10 there are more changes and a new Blue Screen of Death which tries to be more useful.

Today Microsoft decided to add QR codes to the Blue Screen of Death. This functionality is shown in the latest preview of Windows 10. The new BSoD will be available this summer in Windows 10.

The idea is that users will be able to scan with their smartphones the QR code shown with the BSoD and the internet will show much more information about the error which appeared, instead of boring codes and message that a critical error occurred and Windows has to restart.


This is a good idea as users would be able to find the source of the problem on the internet and will try to fix it, or even next to the explanation of the problem someone will post how to fix it. Steve Ballmer the ex director of Microsoft is the one who created the first Blue Screen of Death. This was happening when Microsoft was working on the Windows 3.1 and Ballmer didn’t like the error message that was appearing and freezing the programs. Now we think that Steve Ballmer would be proud of this solution, as from Windows 98 the Blue Screen of Death has been an issue with too few fixing solutions.

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