The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is one of the most feared screens in the Windows world. When encountered, the blue screen is usually a sign of failing system hardware or software incompatibility issues. However, did you know that there is a screensaver prank available directly from Microsoft that will allow you to play a trick on your friends, co-workers or classmates?
How to install the Blue Screen Of Death Screensaver
- Download the Bluescreen.zip from Microsoft
- Extract the contents of the zip to the System32 directory on the clients PC. For example: C:/Windows/System32
- Right click on the desktop, select Properties and then click the “Screen Saver” tab. Use the pull down list to find “Sysinternals Bluescreen” and apply it as the new screen saver. Select the “Settings” button to enable fake disk activity, which adds an extra touch of realism!