What you need to know
- Microsoft released an out-of-band update for Windows 10 to address a printer issue.
- The issue prevents some printers, scanners, and multifunction devices from working.
- Only devices with smart card authentication that do not comply with certain specifications are affected by the issue.
Microsoft released an out-of-band Windows 10 update today to address a recently discovered printer issue. The update is labeled KB5005394, and it fixes an issue that prevents some printers, scanners, and multifunction devices from working.
Only a small number of printers are affected by the issue that this update addresses. Devices that use smart card authentication and that fail to meet certain specifications are the only devices affected. Microsoft outlines which devices are affected in a support doc:
Microsoft explains the fix in its support document:
While the issue only affects a small subset of printers, Microsoft worked to fix it quickly.
The update is not available through Windows Update, Microsoft Update or Windows Update for Business. Instead, people will have to grab it through the Microsoft Update Catalog.
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