Google extends Windows 7 support by 6 months. The company said that many IT companies have not switched to Windows 10 yet, and use Windows 7 on many devices.
Microsoft today announced that Windows Embedded Standard 7 reached end of support on October 13, 2020. Devices running Windows Embedded Standard 7 will no longer receive updates.
Microsoft had discontinued Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on January 14, 2020. All SKUs no longer receive updates, except for those customers who purchased Extended Security Updates (ESU). The ESU offer has been available in the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) since April 1, 2019. Microsoft sells ESU in specific 12-month periods, so it is the right moment to pay for the year two.
Besides cumulative updates, Microsoft today released its monthly rollup updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Traditionally, there are monthly rollup updates and a security-only updates. The latter ones need to be installed manually when needed, while the rollup package gets installed automatically via the Windows Update.
Microsoft has issued a new patch for Windows 7 to address the wallpaper bug. The package KB4539602 is available to all Windows 7 users despite the fact that it has reached the end of support.
How to Fix You don't Have Permission to Shutdown This Computer the Windows 7 bug
As you may remember, there was a bug in the latest (and last) Windows 7 update KB4534310 that was causing a black screen instead of the wallpaper set by the user. It looks like that's not the only Windows 7 bug that was delivered along with the patch.
How to Fix Black Windows 7 Wallpaper After Installing KB4534310
Microsoft has recently released a security patch KB4534310 for Windows 7, included to January Patch Tuesday. Unfortunately, the cumulative update KB4534310, and its security-only counterpart KB4534314 also deliver a bug to the OS, making the desktop wallpaper black for many users.