Windows 8 says goodbye to the Blue Screen of Death, replaces it with a sad face

Cory Gunther - Sep 14, 2011, 12:44 pm CDT
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Windows 8 says goodbye to the Blue Screen of Death, replaces it with a sad face

I know everyone loves the old Windows BSOD right? We’ve been live at Microsoft BUILD this week and while we have seen a few neat things we didn’t get the chance to eye any Windows 8 Blue Screen of Deaths. Just like basically all previous versions of Windows we all were still expecting the BSOD to remain a part of windows, I mean it is almost an icon it’s so terrible.

New details are confirming Microsoft has finally ditched the blue screens and are replacing it with something a bit easier on the mind — a sad face. No longer will users be greeted with a blue screen full of 1’s and 0’s that don’t help them resolve their problem. Instead they will be greeted with a equally uninformative sad face and a quick note basically stating “Houston, we have a problem”.

Shown in the image above we don’t get a lot of details if this error should occur. Nice and neatly we get a small note saying, “Your PC ran into a problem it couldn’t handle, and now it needs to restart”, followed by a tiny line mentioning you can search online to help solve the problem but it’s a pretty generic output.

I’m actually having mixed feelings on this one because I’m just so used to seeing the BSOD and all the white lines of gibberish. What do you guys think? Is this a good move by Microsoft or do they still need to work and refine the error process?

[via Geek.com]


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