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Microsoft Will Be Launching Free Update of Windows 7

Microsoft launched its closing public safety updates for Windows 7 earlier this month, ending support for the operating system after greater than 10 years. Whereas the ultimate updates appeared fairly routine, Microsoft has now revealed that one is inflicting wallpaper points for some Windows 7 customers. “After putting in KB4534310, your desktop wallpaper may show as black when set to Stretch,” admits Microsoft. It appears to be affecting stretched wallpapers solely, and match, fill, tile or center options are nonetheless working for Windows 7 customers.

It’s an embarrassing bug, launched simply as Microsoft was imagined to cease supporting Windows 7. It additionally left Microsoft with the dilemma of introducing an apparent bug that clients would then should pay to get fastened.

Whereas Microsoft initially stated it was engaged on a Windows 7 repair that will solely be obtainable “for organizations who’ve bought Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU),” the software program large modified its thoughts in a single day and now says the repair will likely be out there to everybody operating Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Bizarrely, this implies Microsoft has to increase its Windows 7 help to repair a bug it has launched.

It’s uncommon for Microsoft to situation public patches and updates to working techniques, which might be marked as out of help, as clients usually need to buy ESUs. These are both $25 or $50 per machine for companies, nonetheless working Windows 7 and have led to the German government paying around $887,000 for its PCs. Nevertheless, Microsoft has issued public patches for Windows XP previously, to assist forestall ransomware attacks.

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