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  • Microsoft agrees to clean up a small Win7 mess

    Posted on February 3rd, 2020 at 01:05 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    PATCH WATCH

    By Susan Bradley

    The NSA might have rained on Windows 10’s patching parade in January, but most of the attention was focused on the demise of Windows 7.

    You’d think Microsoft would get the last batch of free Win7 updates right — but apparently not. January’s Patch Tuesday fixes broke Win7’s wallpaper. If you used the “Stretch” option for background slide shows, you ended up with just black! Microsoft’s initial response? The fix would be offered only to those who had purchased Win7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) keys.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.5.0 (2020-02-03).