You break it, you fix it. In an ever so slightly surprising turn of events, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 has one more update in store for everyone.
And it is a fix for an issue caused by an update that was recently released for the OS.
Of course, support for this popular operating system ended on January 14. But as luck would have it, the final update for Windows 7 broke down the desktop wallpaper.
More specifically, users who deployed the KB4534310 update found that their wallpaper was being displayed as a solid black color when configured to Stretch. All editions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 were affected.
And it took a moment for Microsoft to acknowledge the issue, but the company was quick to note that the hotfix for the bug would only be provided to organizations who had paid up for extended support of the now retired OS.
Well, it appears that the software titan has had a little change of heart.
The firm has updated the patch notes, claiming that it is working on a resolution for this bug 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.
In other words, everyone.
Additionally, a few temporary fixes are also listed. Namely changing the wallpaper configuration to another option like Fill, Fit, Tile, or Center. Or, if you are experiencing this issue, you can try your luck by using a wallpaper whose dimensions match the resolution of your desktop.
Now, while the exact date for the update has not been confirmed, there is a fair chance that this hotfix will see daylight on the next Patch Tuesday.
February 11, that is.
All’s well that ends in a well, I always say!