Microsoft's blue screen of death (BSOD) is an institution in the Windows world and has long served as the signal that something is very wrong with the OS. Over the years, Microsoft has updated the screen with more precise explanations for what went wrong, but the screen has almost always been blue.
As Bott notes, users need a 64-bit Intel or AMD processor running at 1 GHz with two or more cores, compatible Arm System on a Chip. On Windows 11, 32-bit (x86) CPUs are no longer supported and users need 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Fortunately, most PCs built in the last 10 years meet those specs but the hardware needs to support need a Trusted Platform Module, or TPM, version 2.0 to run Windows 11.