Microsoft acknowledged several bugs in Windows earlier this week. One of the issues affected printing on some devices and the company stated that it was investigating the issue at the time of publication.
Information was scarce but Microsoft revealed that it affected all supported client and server versions of the Windows operating system, and that it could lead to printers not working at all. The print spooler would throw an error or close unexpectedly, and applications the print job originated from might also throw errors or close as well. The issue could affect hardware and virtual printers.
Microsoft has released an out-of-band update for certain versions of Windows 10 that resolves the printing issue according to the release information. The update is only available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website and not via Windows Update or other update management systems.
Windows customers who run Windows on affected systems are encouraged to download and install the update for Windows to resolve the issue. All it takes is to follow the links below, click on the download link next to the right version of the patch, and then again on the link that opens in the popup window.
The patch has an approximate size between 200 and 440 Megabytes depending on the system and version.
Customers not affected by the issue should not download and install these optional patches. It is likely that Microsoft is going to include them in the July 2020 cumulative updates for Windows.
Here are the links that point to the relevant Microsoft Update Catalog site:
Microsoft plans to release updates for "other affected versions of Windows" in the coming days. It is interesting to note that Windows 10 version 2004 falls under this as well.
The fixed printing issue is the second printing-related issue of Windows 10 version 2004.Advertisement
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