Want to fix that Windows 7 wallpaper bug? You gotta pay


Vlad Turiceanu
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Microsoft started out the year 2020 in full throttle when it finally pulled the plug on Windows 7.

The now-outdated OS received the last updates during the January Patch Tuesday round of updates.

Unfortunately, these last updates did come at a price. Many users reported that their wallpapers went black, among other things.

Microsoft admitted the existence of this bug:

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.

Unfortunately, Microsoft was very vague as to who exactly will be receiving the fix.

Future Windows 7 bugfixes will cost you

As you know, Windows 7 will no longer receive any kind of updates. This means no fixes, no new features, and no security patches. Thus, from a technical point of view, Windows 7 users are now stuck with these issues.

However, a small number of users can opt for the Windows 7 Extended Support, which will buy them an extra 3 years. Those that will continue to pay for Windows 7 will receive patches and updates as usual. Unfortunately, no word about non-paying users is known.

All in all, if Microsoft won’t make an exception to the rule, it would seem that the only Windows 7 users will get rid of this bug is by paying.

What’s your take on Windows 7’s latest issue? Share your thoughts in the comments section below and we’ll continue the talk.