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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

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  • Wonder if this will work. Had to disable updates on my parents printers.
    Everytime an update came out, the printing was affected, it would stop,
    or drivers would break everytime.
    I finally had to rollback to when they actually worked, and stop all updates. Get with it microsoft. later
  • If MS doesn't fix their ongoing update mess up they will be out of the consumer competition sooner than later. That is why after you try an apple computer you don't want to go back. RELIABILITY is everything in the tech world.