Microsoft releases new patches to fix printing issue in Windows 10 November 2019 Update and older

Laurent Giret

If you’ve been encountering printing issues on your Windows 10 PC after installing the June Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft has finally released a fix today with a series of new patches available via Windows Update. Microsoft acknowledged the problem earlier this week, and it’s good to see that the company has been quick to provide a solution.

The fix for the printing issue is available for the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, the May 2019 Update, the October 2018 Update, and the April 2018 Update, and here’s what Microsoft said in the release notes:

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.

The freshly-released Windows 10 May May 2020 Update is also affected by this printing issue, but this version of Windows 10 isn’t getting patched today. We hope the fix is coming soon and we’ll let you know once we have more information.