Microsoft Puts a QR Code On The Blue Screen of Death to Help You Find Out More

In the latest version of Windows 10, Microsoft is set to roll out a QR code to its infamous Blue Screen of Death.

When you run into errors, the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14316 now serves up the sad smiley as well as a QR code complete with an encoded URL. Scan it with a smartphone and you'll be taken to a website dedicated to the issue you're facing.

At the moment it takes users to windows.com/stopcode, which is full of generic Blue Screen of Death problems. But in future it'll contain more detailed information for technicians and regular users, as well as support articles and additional assistance. It's expected to roll out to all users this summer as part of the Windows 10Anniversary Update.

But, as a few other tech publications have pointed out, we wouldn't be surprised if we start to see malware fake a crash just so we can scan the QR code and be taken to a site full of rubbish scams.

[Via The Register]

This article originally appeared on Lifehacker UK

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