Microsoft releases second update to fix printing issues on Windows 10

Microsoft released a second update to address printing issues on the company's Windows 10 operating system. The new update has been released for all Windows 10 versions starting with Windows 10 version 1607.

The update fixes the new printing issue that occurred on some devices on which the out-of-band printing fix was installed on.

Reports about bluescreen errors started to appear shortly after Microsoft released the cumulative updates for its operating systems as part of the March 2021 Patch Day. The company released workarounds to address the issue shortly after acknowledging the issue, and an out-of-band patch to address the issue.

The out-of-band patch introduced new printing related issues on some devices. Users reported that printouts with graphics would not print at all or would end prematurely.

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Microsoft provides the following description on all support pages:

Updates an issue that fails to print the graphical content in a document after installing the March 9, 2021 update.

The new update is offered as an optional update via Windows Update and Microsoft Update. It needs to be imported into WSUS manually, and can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

To update via Windows Update, select Start > Settings > Update & Security, and click on the "check for updates" button. The new update should be listed under optional updates on the page once the scan for updates completes.

Here is the list of support pages:

If you prefer direct downloads, use the following links to open the download pages on the Microsoft Update Catalog website:

All you need to do is download the update package for the right architecture, e.g. 64-bit version of the operating system, and to run the executable file once the package has been downloaded.

The new patch should fix the printing issues on all affected devices. (via Deskmodder)

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  1. EP said on March 19, 2021 at 10:10 am
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    you missed the new out-of-band update for Win10 v1507/LTSB 2015, Martin:

    KB5001631 for 1507:
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb5001631

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 19, 2021 at 11:13 am
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      Thank you, added!

      1. GoPackGo said on March 19, 2021 at 3:19 pm
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        Any links or information on Windows 7 computers? we have a few lab/instrument computers that need the patch as well.

  2. John said on March 19, 2021 at 10:51 am
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    Oh my god, what happened to the main page? There is no feed anymore?

    1. Yuliya said on March 19, 2021 at 12:27 pm
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      bookmark this address
      https://www.ghacks.net/?s

      1. John said on March 19, 2021 at 12:44 pm
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        What a nice hack, thanks!

      2. Steven Rahdlinger said on March 20, 2021 at 9:11 pm
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        Thank you very much. Not a fan with the new site at all.

    2. Online said on March 19, 2021 at 1:32 pm
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      GHacks was already less and less informative. Now might be the time to go elsewhere.

      1. tom42 said on March 20, 2021 at 4:50 am
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        like?

    3. Anonymous said on March 20, 2021 at 9:05 am
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      Horrible design. Instead of being clean and informative it now looks like an app. Revert!

  3. LaurentG said on March 19, 2021 at 11:10 am
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    Unable to install it (W10 Pro)
    Already tried 3 times : Error 0x80070541

    Other people have the same ?

    1. Anonymous said on March 19, 2021 at 11:14 am
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      yes

    2. Christian said on March 19, 2021 at 12:11 pm
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      Same here. Solution (at least it worked for me) : “All you need to do is download the update package for the right architecture, e.g. 64-bit version of the operating system, and to run the executable file once the package has been downloaded.”

      1. John G. said on March 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm
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        Thanks, same error here and you solution worked fine for me! By the way, first update error for me in version 20H2, I wonder it will be the last one with some kind of luck. :]

      2. Anonymous said on March 20, 2021 at 9:03 am
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        Bring back the previous site design! This one looks like a silly App! It’s unprofessional.

  4. LaurentG said on March 19, 2021 at 11:44 am
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    On the other hand, I downloaded it directly from WU catalog, and installed it manually.
    And this way, it worked.

  5. Thorky said on March 19, 2021 at 12:05 pm
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    Can’t install it (Windows 10 Pro 2020 H2), Errorcode: 0x80070541 .

    1. John G. said on March 19, 2021 at 1:46 pm
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      Solution was provided by @anonymous and @laurentg above, just search it in WU catalog. :]

  6. Norbert said on March 19, 2021 at 1:31 pm
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    Panic patch that fails to install again and again.. Hysterical comedy show again, Redmond. When you think they can’t possible SUCK any harder, they find a way! But hey, all the telemetry data selling and forced use of a Microsoft account work like a charm!

  7. GoPackGo said on March 19, 2021 at 3:19 pm
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    Any links or information on Windows 7 computers? we have a few lab/instrument computers that need the patch as well.

  8. Yuliya said on March 19, 2021 at 3:47 pm
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    Installed on LTSC just fine.

  9. Anonymous said on March 19, 2021 at 5:34 pm
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    Its that time to remind Microsoft they need to hire back a QA team and stop pushing their useless cloud junk on to users. Azure has been down multiple times this month. Total failure of a service.

  10. Anonymous said on March 20, 2021 at 3:40 am
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    Thank you for the continuing beta test of Windows 10. Let us know when it is ready for release.

  11. Kirin said on March 20, 2021 at 4:22 am
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    Installed fine, no problems here. Do hope this is it for this issue though!

  12. Kerneen E Wright said on March 21, 2021 at 3:08 am
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    OMG, has anyone else had the continuing inability to block popups after installing the newest W10 update? I have checked every setting both on the hardware and software, browsers (Chrome and Firefox) and every setting is correct. If anyone can help, please, please do so as I am stuck inside under county COVID restrictions and am losing my admittedly small mind with all of the popups. Even here, I’ve had 11 ad pops and I key at 11K K/S/H

    Thanks!

    1. Kirin said on March 21, 2021 at 6:59 am
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      Nothing to do with the update whatsoever, since I have no such issues on multiple systems, and something like this would make news worldwide. Your system is most likely infected with malware.

    2. Anon7 said on March 21, 2021 at 10:46 am
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      @kerneen E Wright

      Do your mind a favour, get a usb drive, download a respectable linux distro of your choice, there are many to choose from, write the linux distro .iso file to your thumb drive, boot up your usb stick, install linux and free yourself from the M$ nightmare.

      You will get a FREE privacy friendly, highly customizable, respectable, and ethical operating system that will respect your choices.

      No forced updates, no integrated ads. No unwanted advertising pop ups.

  13. Anonymous said on March 22, 2021 at 12:26 am
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    Hi Kirin ~
    No malware – I’ve run three different cleaners including M/S and come up clean every time – any other ideas?

    Thanks Much!

  14. Anonymous said on March 22, 2021 at 12:31 am
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    Anon 7 ~
    Bless you, I actually have a Linux system on an external drive and I didn’t even think of it. Linux, here I come!

    Thanks again – I appreciate the help.

    1. Linus and his superbrain. said on March 22, 2021 at 8:28 pm
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      @Anonymous

      >Bless you, I actually have a Linux system on an external drive and I didn’t even think of it. Linux, here I come!

      >Thanks again – I appreciate the help.

      Have fun with bill gates proprietrary nightmare. You’re so cool.

  15. Ray said on March 22, 2021 at 1:17 pm
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    Why is that making news? I have all updates and haven’t encountered this one at all. Looks suspiciously like clickbait and Microsoft bashing

    1. Anonymous said on March 22, 2021 at 5:39 pm
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  16. EP said on March 23, 2021 at 12:09 am
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    new out-of-band printing patches for Win7, 8.x, Server 2008 & 2012 R0/R2 releases posted Mon 3/22:

    KB5001639 for Win7 & Server 2008 R2:
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb5001639

    KB5001640 for Win8.1 & Server 2012 R2:
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb5001640

    KB5001641 for Win8 embedded & Server 2012:
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb5001641

    KB5001642 for Server 2008 SP2:
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb5001642

    these printing issues also occur on pre-Win10 versions like Win7 & 8.1 and thus Microsoft recently issued new updates to fix these problems

  17. David said on March 25, 2021 at 12:23 pm
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    KB5001649 has unfortunately not worked for me!! I still can’t print (OS bbuild 19042.870 20H2)

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