Microsoft Fixes Black Wallpaper Windows 7 Bug with KB4539602

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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.

The cumulative update, KB4534310, for Windows 7, included to January Patch Tuesday, delivered a bug to the OS, making the desktop wallpaper black for many users.

After installing KB4534310, your desktop wallpaper might display as black when set to Stretch.

Since Windows 7 is no longer supported, Microsoft was not going to release the fix to the public, limiting the update to customers who have purchased the extended security update option. Thankfully, the company has changed their mind. Microsoft today released KB4539602, which resolved the issue for Windows 7 users.

Get KB4539602

Microsoft notes the following prerequisites:

If your OS is affected by the bug, install KB4539602 with prerequisites to get it fixed.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “Microsoft Fixes Black Wallpaper Windows 7 Bug with KB4539602”

  1. Dear Sir,

    I have old laptop Dell Inspiron R15 5110N and I cannot install Windows 10 because of hardware not supported, is there a way to install Win 10 (even early version) as upgrade for Win 7 SP1 Pro (I have purshaced 4 years ago).


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