What a Windows 7 BSOD Looks Like

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We've been fiddling around with the Windows 7 Beta for a few days, but just now finally run into that old friend of Windows users: the blue screen of death. It looks the same.


It's good to see that Microsoft hasn't bothered to change the old Windows blue screen; and by good, we mean bad. Isn't it about time to fail a little bit more gracefully? Or at the very least, in a way that actually makes sense to end-users? The error throws up the driver that caused it (way at the bottom of the error) before automatically rebooting, but actually identifying it via which type of component it is—sound, video, USB, hard drive—would be useful for people who just want to know what they did to cause it.

It's a beta, Microsoft, but it's doubtful you have enough time to revamp this BSOD for launch. Maybe by Windows 8?


I'm still wondering how Micro$oft came up with the name Windows 7.

By my count, WFW was ver 3, Windows 95 would be Windows ver 4 (I guess), Windows 98 would be ver 5, Windows 2000 is ver 6, Windows ME ver 7, Windows XP ver 8, and Pista would be ver 9.

So, unless Micro$oft is "forgetting" about shitty versions that didn't work (first gen Windows 95, Windows ME & Windows Pista) we should be onto Windows 10...