Wallpaper problems can be solved even after Microsoft Windows 7 is officially finished
Microsoft is offering a solution to all Windows 7 users’ wallpaper problems caused by its final software update, although Windows 7 is nearing the end of its life.
In a move that some may find extremely helpful, Microsoft has promised to send a solution to a problem caused by its final software update to Windows 7, although it officially stopped supporting the operating system on January 14. The company has announced its final update for Windows 7 on the same day. The problem is expected to affect users who have set ‘Stretch’ as the preferred fit for their desktop wallpapers. Microsoft has not announced a date for the rollout of its fix.
According to a report in The Verge, Microsoft initially promised to fix the wallpaper problem only for customers who purchased the “Extended Security Update (ESU) for the on-premises version” of Windows 7. But its support page for software updates in question (KB4534310) now reads, “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.” We’re not sure why Microsoft changed its mind.
According to the support page, installing faulty updates may cause the desktop wallpaper to look black when the fit ‘stretch’ is set. This is a small problem at most. Not only has Microsoft promised to fix this in future releases, but it has also provided some solutions for those affected by it: “Set your custom image to an option other than stretch, such as fill, fit, tile or center.” The alternative solution is: “Choose a custom wallpaper that matches the resolution of your desktop.”
To change the desktop wallpaper or fit it to Windows 7, right-click and select a space on the desktop Personalized. In the Open Control Panel window, select Desktop background. On the following screen, click Image location To pick a fit that is not problematic ‘stretch’. Or click Browse … To set a different image as your wallpaper. Windows 7 is now considered underestimated in Microsoft books, you may want to consider upgrading to Windows 10. To find out how you can do this, click here.