Last month the last security update for Microsoft’s Windows 7 was released. After the last update, the company terminated further support for its operating system after a little over 10 years. Although this last security update from Microsoft for Windows 7 might seem like an ordinarily usual one, Microsoft learned that it is causing issues for wallpaper for some of the operating system’s users.
Microsoft admits this issue in the statement, “After installing the KB4534310, your desktop wallpaper might display as black when set to Stretch.” It seems that the issue is only affecting the stretched wallpapers as well as the tile, fit, fill or the center options for wallpapers that are being sued by some Windows 7 users.
This is now an embarrassing bug in the final update of the Windows 7 right after Microsoft planned to terminate the support for Windows 7. It has also left Microsoft with one obvious bug that their customers would then have to pay for getting it fixed.
Microsoft has already said that they are working on the fix of Windows 7 that would only be made available for the organizations that have purchased the Windows 7 ESU (Extended Security Updates). But now they have changed their mind about the whole thing as the fix for this new problem will be made available for every user of Windows 7 and the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This is an ironic situation for Microsoft as they will now have to provide for an extended Windows 7 support for the bug that they have introduced.
It is also the first case for Microsoft where it is now making the availability of the public updates and patches for the operating systems that they have marked out of support and for any further issues, customers of such operating systems need to purchase the ESU.
Currently, the new ESU for Windows 7 is available for a price of 25 dollars or 50 dollars per machine for the businesses that still make use of Windows 7. Such an issue has caused the German government to pay a bill of 887000 dollars for these ESUs for their PCs running the Windows7.