The last update for its aging operating system Windows 7 was provided but Microsoft just days before the software giant had said that no more updates for the IS will be provided any more.
This decision to come out with the update was made the United States tech giant after it was found that the “last” official patch provided by the company was infected by a bug.
According to reports, for those users who had used the “last” patch with the stretch option for their background desktop, there was an problem of “wallpaper issues” which resulted in the users’ computers being presented with a plain black screen when the users restarted the Windows after installing the patch update.
Such users were found to be registering their complaints on the Reddit platform as well as on the Microsoft own support forums and demanded the company come tou with a fix for the problem.
Security consultant Graham Cluley tweeted: “That didn’t take long. Microsoft backs down on ‘no more updates for Windows 7’ in order to fix stretched wallpaper bug.”
After the complaints, Microsoft had said that a new fix would be given out only for those users who subscribed to its extended security updates (ESU) program, the company had said.
However the company later said: “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.”
Support for Windows 7 was ended officially for users starting 14 January even though security updates would be continued t be provided by the company to its ESU subscribers.o
According to measurement website StatCounter, Windows 7 is still being used and run by one in four Windows users.
Security experts have advised them to upgrade their operating systems to Windows 10.
(Adapted from BBC.com)