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  • Microsoft posts a manually-downloadable fix for their Win7 “Stretch” black wallpaper bug

    Posted on February 7th, 2020 at 14:57 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This just out. Friday afternoon news dump time.

    KB 4539602 Wallpaper set to Stretch is displayed as black in Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1

    This update resolves the following issue:

    • Addresses an issue that might cause your wallpaper that is set to Stretch to display as black.

    To get it you have to manually download the correct version from the Update Catalog and install. They’re marked “2020-01 Update” but dated 6 Feb.

    I also noticed that we have a new Monthly Rollup Preview for Win7, KB 4539601, which only contains one acknowledged fix — precisely the same fix noted above. Although the Rollup Preview is dated January 31, in another long-nose Pinocchio move, Microsoft actually posted the KB article on Feb. 7, and they appear in the Update Catalog dated Feb 6.

    Thx @Julia.