Last week, we talked about how users discovered a bug in the final update for Windows 7, whose support was discontinued on January 14, 2020. In some cases, after installing update KB4534310, users see only a black screen instead of their wallpaper on the desktop.
The problem is with the Stretch option, which can be found in the desktop settings. After installing KB4534310, this function simply stops working correctly, and any wallpaper that uses it displays as a blank black screen.
As it is now explained company representatives, the problem also affects Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and they are already working on fixing it. However, the patches, the release of which is scheduled for February 2020, apparently, will receive only those customers who paid for extended support (Extended Security Updates, ESU).
Microsoft recommends to everyone else not to use the Stretch option or to make custom wallpapers that suit the desktop resolution. Journalists from Bleeping Computer have already approached Microsoft for comment and asked if the company plans to fix this annoying bug introduced in the OS with the latest update, and for users without ESU. There is no response from the company yet.