Microsoft issues fix for printer errors in select versions of Windows 10

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft shipped a new set of cumulative Windows 10 updates today.
  • The updates correct printer errors that are plagueing some versions of Windows 10.
  • The updates are currently available for versions 1909, 1903, 1809, and 1803.

Microsoft today released a new set of cumulative updates intended to correct an issue that has been plaguing every version of Windows 10 since the release of June's cumulative updates. Currently, the updates are only available for Windows 10 versions 1909, 1903, 1809, and 1803. However, once installed, they should correct errors encountered when trying to print something, whether to a physical printer or software-based printer.

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Here's a look at the release notes for each update:

Addresses an issue that might prevent certain printers from printing. The print spooler might generate an error or close unexpectedly when attempting to print, and no output will come from the affected printer. You might also encounter issues with the apps you are attempting to print from, such as receiving an error, or the app might close unexpectedly. This issue might also affect software-based printers, such as when printing to PDF.

Microsoft recommends that you only install one of these updates if you're having issues with printing after applying the updates released on June 9. For more, you can find the release notes for each cumulative update at Microsoft's support site.

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