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Every Windows users must have once in a lifetime encountered the Blue Screen on a Windows-powered computer. It is called the “Blue Screen Of Death aka BSOD”. It has been made by Microsoft to show the related information on why the PC crashed with that unwanted and unresponsive Blue Screen.

April 20, 2018, was the 20th Anniversary of this Blue Screen of Death which Microsoft showed the world when Bill Gates and Chris Capossela were launching a new plug and play feature for Windows 98. The catch here is that Microsoft was embarrassed to see this blue screen themselves as they were at COMDEX conference to launch the new features and not the Blue Screen of Death.

Chris Capossela was on the stage with Bill Gates and as he was showing the crowd the new features of Windows 98, the blue screen made the computer unresponsive at a live event. He paused for a few seconds to fix the bug and boot the computer again, while the audience was laughing at that moment.

Bill Gates who was smiling at this incident jokingly said for the situation that this must be the reason why they have not released the Windows 98. Bill Gates could have fired the engineers worked on Windows 98 demonstration including Chris but he decided to move on, and Chris Capossela is still working for Microsoft. You can watch the whole incident on the Blue Screen of Death below.

The Blue Screen of death still exists on the latest version of Windows 10 operating system, and it appears that Microsoft would never ditch it. It is worth noting that Microsoft delayed the next version of Windows 10 due to the likelihood of Blue Screen of Death errors on systems installing it.

“As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix. In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example. Instead of creating a Cumulative Update package to service these issues, we decided to create a new build with the fixes included,” Microsoft said in a statement last week.

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