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Microsoft Windows 7 is not yet obsolete: Another update is on its way

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Microsoft Windows 7 causing wallpaper issues for some users. Another update is on its way.

Microsoft released its final public security updates for Windows 7 Operating System (OS) in the first week of January 2020; ending support for the operating system after more than 10 years. Just a few weeks after releasing the final security updates for Windows 7, Microsoft will be releasing another update because of a small wallpaper glitch affecting users. Microsoft revealed that update KB4534310 actually had a bit of a bug in it.

“After installing KB4534310, your desktop wallpaper might display as black when set to Stretch,” admits Microsoft. It seems to only be affecting stretched wallpapers, and fit, fill, tile, or center options are still working for Windows 7 users. It also said that “For now,  users can set the custom image to an option other than Stretch, such as Fill, Fit, Tile, or Center” or “Choose a custom wallpaper that matches the resolution of the desktop”.

Microsoft says, “We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release, which will be released to all customers running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.”

While Microsoft initially said, it is working on a Windows 7 fix that would only be available “for organizations who have purchased Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU).” The company has now revised its announcement and announced that the fix will be available to everyone running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. We at CYBER SECURE INDIA feel that this is only a temporary approach and that Microsoft will be only extending its Windows 7 support to fix the bug and will ultimately force its users to migrate or upgrade to Windows 10.

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