Microsoft Delivers Fixes for Windows 10 Printing Issues

Today, Microsoft released a set of cumulative updates for most supported Windows 10 versions that fix the recent printing issues.

“[This update] addresses an issue that might prevent certain printers from printing,” Microsoft’s description reads. “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.”

There is a different update for different versions of Windows 10, though each does the same thing. KB4567512 fixes the issue in Windows 10 versions 1909 and 1903, KB4567513 fixes it in Windows 10 version 1809, and KB4567514 is now available for Windows 10 version 1803. Oddly, there’s no fix yet for Windows 10 version 2004.

As oddly, these updates aren’t (yet) on Windows Update, so you’ll need to use the links above to get the fixes.

Thanks to Rich Woods at Neowin for tipping me off to this.

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  • IanYates82

    Premium Member
    16 June, 2020 - 5:03 pm

    <p>Years ago I used to load up the kb articles at Microsoft and just browse through recent ones. All sorts of interesting anecdotes were to be found. Now they're as bad as the change notes for many mobile apps where it's just "fixed the bug". </p><p><br></p><p>The SharePoint, office, and exchange teams were great for including the nuance around the bug. It'd be great if the windows team kept that up. Was this some quirky interaction between class 4 printer drivers and a change to the spooler? Was it a change to some kernel code that had unintended consequences? That stuff is fun to read and adds to that collection of knowledge you keep in your back pocket when you're diagnosing some weird issue way down the line</p>

  • Winner

    16 June, 2020 - 6:34 pm

    <p>So glad to see that the Windows QC team remains in top form.</p>

  • txag

    16 June, 2020 - 7:36 pm

    <p>I put off updates for 14 days on patch Tuesday. If I just let this play out and let the pause expire will I get the corrected update? Or do I need to download this patch and hold on to it?</p>

  • epguy40

    16 June, 2020 - 8:44 pm

    <p>A fix for v2004 is currently in the release preview ring – I'm beta testing the KB4566866 update for v2004</p><p>maybe KB4566866 or something better will show up later this month for v2004 users</p>

    • epguy40

      18 June, 2020 - 3:22 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#546881">In reply to epguy40:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>just released THU 6/18 – KB4567523 for v2004 build 19041.331. Neowin has the full story here:</p><p></p><p><br></p><p>along with more out-of-band print bugfixes for even older Win10 versions from 1507 to 1709 (oh yes they got them too on June 18 as well as for Win8.x)</p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    17 June, 2020 - 2:35 am

    <p>The updates aren't showing up here. I just checked our WSUS and it checked for updates about 4 hours ago, nothing. I re-ran the check and it still hasn't found anything.</p><p>Luckily, it doesn't seem to have affected us, yet. We have around 100 Canon, Kyocera, Ricoh and HP printers in our fleet and nearly 500 PCs. Touch wood, nobody has reported not being able to print.</p>


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