Windows 10’s Blue Screen of Death gets QR codes for easier troubleshooting


f you are a Microsoft’s Windows user, you may have encountered the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).
The Blue Screen of Death generally appears when Windows encounters any critical error due to software or hardware issues, displaying a sad face and no information other than “Your PC ran into a problem.”
Now, when your operating system fails, you will see not just a sad face, but a QR code that would be helpful in two ways:
  1. You would be able to scan this code with your smartphone and be directed to a Web page that could include the details on the encountered error.
  2. You could also call Microsoft support to figure out the problem by determining the source of the bug based on the specific QR code and even help you troubleshoot or fix it.
Though the change is not groundbreaking one, it will surely benefit millions of Windows 10 users whose hearts stop for a while when their screen goes blue.
The BSOD QR codes are expected to come out this summer when Microsoft releases the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Microsoft’s Anniversary Update for Windows 10 will bring a lots of new features, includingUbuntu file system that will allow you to use Bash to run command-line Linux applicationswithout a virtual machine.

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