Microsoft Reverses Decision To Halt Windows 7 Support After A Self-Induced Bug

Microsoft recently put up a notice warning Windows 7 users of withdrawn support after 10 years of providing updates and support. In its statement, Microsoft argues that your computer running Windows 7 will still function but it will not provide technical support for issues, software updates, and security updates or fixes.

In a statement, Microsoft advises that the continued use of Windows 7 will expose your PC to viruses and malware. “Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended.” Stated Microsoft

Two weeks after stopping Windows 7 updates on PCs, the company has reversed that decision owing to a self-induced bug that is now causing wallpaper issues for some Windows 7 users. “After installing KB4534310, your desktop wallpaper might display as black when set to Stretch,” stated Microsoft

Microsoft had earlier said it will only provide a fix for those who purchased Windows 7 Extended Security Updates but later changed its mind saying the fix will apply to all Windows 7 users and those running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This basically means that the tech company will continue providing support until further notice.

It is expected that Microsoft will still manipulate Windows 7 users into buying patches and updates since the system is marked as ‘out of support’. However, Windows 7 users looking to correct the bug now have an alternative to patches

How To Fix Your Wallpaper

  •  Right-click your desktop background, and then select “Personalize” > Desktop Wallpaper. Select one of the stock wallpaper options and make sure “Picture Position” is set to either Fill, Fit, Tile, or Center. Don’t use “Stretch,” as that’s the setting that causes the bug.
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  •  If you want to use a custom wallpaper image instead, right-click on your desktop, go to “Personalize” > Desktop Wallpaper, and then click “Browse” to select a custom image you have saved on your PC. Make sure that the background image matches the resolution of your desktop exactly (for example, if you’re using a monitor with 1920-by-1080 resolution, choose an image of the same dimensions). Once again, only use the Fill, Fit, Tile, or Center options for “Picture Position.”
Gathoni Kuria

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