Remember the notorious, anger inducing Windows error screen? Rightly dubbed as the Blue Screen of Death, we’ve seen this particular error or bug check screen right from the early Windows 1.0 versions. While Microsoft did switch to a Red screen in early copies of Windows 98 and in early builds of Vista, many of us have had our terrifying moments with the Blue Screen of Death. Now we know that Windows 8 is coming up later this year, and we’ve extensively been reporting any new findings. It turns out, Microsoft is going to use a Black Screen of Death in Windows 8.
It is expected that Microsoft will release the first beta of Windows 8 to developers at the Windows Developers Conference scheduled for September. So one should be particularly excited by this finding, which originally appeared at MyDigitalLife forums. Why? To figure that out, we go back in time.
The reason why Microsoft may have switched to the Black Screen of Death in Windows 8 may be because of the fact that this can be a temporary change, similar to what Microsoft did in Loghorn build 5112. Previously, only Windows 3.x displayed a Black Screen of Death when DOS applications didn’t load correctly. So its evident that Microsoft has used Black Screens of Death in early betas of Windows, and while we already have a leaked build of Windows 8, it will be good to know that the official beta 1 Windows 8 release is going to be on time and won’t be delayed.
Stay tuned for more coverage on Windows 8. Meanwhile, have a look at our extensive coverage of Windows 8 leaks and news:
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- Leaked Windows 8 installation screenshots
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- Windows 8 Touch Based User Account Login Screen Shown On Video