Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Windows 10 to get QR codes in the "Blue Screen of Death"

Next time you see a Windows "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD) you'll probably be greeted with a brand new QR code that will allow you to point your smartphone at the it to find more info regarding what might have caused the problem.

If you've never user QR codes before, you soon will - at least, if you're one of those people that seem to attract computer problems and regularly face the dreaded blue screen of death. Until now, a BSOD meant writing down a weird code and googling for it on the internet (probably on your smartphone, should the BSOD prevent your PC from booting).

But Microsoft wants to make it easier then ever, by using a QR code in the Blue Screen of Death, so you can just point your smartphone at it and instantly find more detailed info about what's going on. If you're not a QR code fan, you'll still have a "stop code" in plain text, that will allow you to search as usual.

In any case, either QR code or text, this is something I wish you won't have to deal with in the foreseen future.

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