Microsoft to add QR Codes to BSODs

Microsoft is getting pretty savvy with their BSOD crash reports. In an upcoming Windows 10 update, you'll be presented with a QR Code on the crash page. This allows you to use your mobile device to scan the code and then be able to look up online just what is going on and why your system crashed. Of course, Microsoft could actually just explain that on the crash screen. I guess they missed the obvious on that one.

Apparently the frowny emoji wasn't fully conveying the information that users required. So rather than spitting out a code like "BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO" or "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR" the dreaded Blue Screen of Death will instead display a scannable code that links to an explainer page. Presumably, the user would use a secondary mobile device to scan that code and receive more streamlined support from customer service.

Source: Engadget