If you are staying updated with the latest tech news, then you might know that Microsoft has officially ended the support for Windows 7. Windows 7 received the last update on January 14, and the update has introduced a new bug.

After installing the Windows 7 update, lots of users have claimed that their desktop wallpaper is getting replaced with an empty black screen. Since Microsoft has officially ended the support for Windows 7, users are worried about whether the problem will be fixed or not.

As reported by Bleeping Computer, Microsoft will fix the bug, but the fix will be available to those who will pay for the Extended Security Updates. What’s worse is that users who are using Windows 7 Home can’t even pay for the extended security updates. That means, if you are a home user, you are on your own.

How To Fix the black wallpaper bug on Windows 7?

The bug is actually present in the Personalization option. The black wallpaper appears only when users select the ‘Stretch’ wallpaper option. So, to avoid the black wallpaper bug, you need to select the other options instead of Stretch like ‘Fill’, ‘Fit’, ‘Center’, or ‘Tile’

Avoid the 'Stretch' option
Avoid the ‘Stretch’ option

Alternatively, you can also choose a wallpaper that matches your screen resolution. In this way, you don’t need to use the ‘Stretch’ option to fit appropriately on your screen.

Install the KB4539602 Update:

Well, this is a new Windows 7 update released by Microsoft on February 7, 2020. This update is especially meant to fix the Black Wallpaper bug on Windows 7 computer. So, head to this link to download & install the update.

Install the KB4539602 Update
Install the KB4539602 Update

Once updated, the Black Wallpaper issue on Windows 7 PC would be fixed.

Don’t Uninstall KB4534310 Update

KB4534310 update was released on January 14, and it’s said to introduce the bug. Lot’s of users might think that uninstalling the KB4534310 update would fix the black screen problem. However, we don’t recommend uninstalling the KB4534310 update because it contains some major security fixes.

It’s best to install the update provided by Microsoft on February 7, 2020. After installing that update, you won’t experience the black wallpaper issue.

So, this is all about how to fix the Black Wallpaper Bug on Windows 7 computer. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends also.

Amarnath Chakraborty
Amarnath Chakraborty is the content writer at Tech Viral. He writes/edits about how-to tips, tutorials especially on Social Networks, Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet etc.


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