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How To Fix The Display Bug In Windows 7’s ‘Final’ Update

How To Fix The Display Bug In Windows 7’s ‘Final’ Update

The “final” Windows 7 update, version KB4534310, apparently introduces a new bug that will require at least one more patch to remove. The bug is benign—all it does is cause your desktop’s wallpaper to turn black when you’ve set it to “Stretch”—but it’s still annoying.

How To Check If Your Windows 7 Apps Are Compatible With Windows 10

How To Check If Your Windows 7 Apps Are Compatible With Windows 10

One of the biggest issues holding people back from upgrading their (really) antiquated copies of Windows 7 is app compatibility. If you have some super-specific application that simply won’t (or can’t) run on Windows 10, that’s as good a reason as any to stick with a less-secure operating system. It…

Am I Screwed If I Don’t Upgrade Windows 7 By January 15?

Am I Screwed If I Don’t Upgrade Windows 7 By January 15?

Deadlines are scary. I know. And Microsoft has thrown Windows 7 users a big one: Update to a more modern operating system by January 15, 2020, or you’ll never receive security updates ever again. Eventually, Microsoft will even start disabling key Windows 7 services—like Internet Backgammon and Internet Checkers—throughout the…