It happened surprisingly seldom to me that I had a Blue Screen of Death on my PC with Windows 10 even with new builds of the operating system. Though a lot of insiders and consumers are facing problems with the OS which are ending up with such a well known Blue Screen of Death. Crashes are very annoying on a PC especially because most of the time you haven’t got an idea why or what the reason was for the crash.
With Windows 10 Microsoft has massively improved those BSOD’s already, if I remember those of Windows XP or even these from Windows 7, not very user friendly. I can’t imagine my mum fixing such a problem on her own if her PC displays one of these blue screens. Now at least there is displayed a sad smiley which brings some confidence, there is even explained that your PC is now going to restart and the error is clearly displayed together with a link to look up the error or the reason for the Blue Screen of Death. Not sure if my mum could solve such a problem on her own with such a BSOD tough, however Microsoft is trying to make things even easier and adds a QR Code.
That’s right a QR code is now displayed if your PC runs into a problem and shows you a Blue Screen. This is a pretty nice addition to this very unpopular appearance in Windows. Currently the QR Code brings you only to the website which is mentioned on the screen anyway and ends up at windows.microsoft.com where they are trying to help you troubleshooting your PC. Though there is a lot of potential, if the QR Code is displayed long enough, even my mum could probably get out her smartphone and scan the Code displayed. Not sure if the Microsoft website would help her to resolve the problem though, I guess a better solution for the problem would be to get directed to a specific thread in the Microsoft forum for some specific and often appearing Blue Screens. But there is still some hope that Microsoft will fine tune this in future releases.
For now this is fine I guess, since at least it is saying ‘yeah we know Blue Screens are still a bit annoying and we are working on it to make it resolvable easier’. What do our readers think, is this the right direction Microsoft is heading to or are there some who think this is complete nonsense? Drop me a comment below with your opinion on this and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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