Windows 7 Explorer shows garbage for audio metadata

Does anybody know what the deal is with this? Windows 7 periodically shows strings of non-english characters instead of the correct ID3 information when you view audio files is explorer. A while back, I remember reading that it is a known issue, but a quick search just now didn’t turn up any further information. It doesn’t actually corrupt the metadata, it just displays garbage instead of what’s in the file.

What format are the ID3 tags? IIRC, Windows can’t handle ID3v2.4