Windows 10 May 2020 Update gets new patch to fix printing issues

Laurent Giret

Microsoft has released a new patch for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update today to fix the printing issue brought by this month’s Patch Tuesday update. This new patch (KB4567523) follows similar updates for older versions of Windows 10 released two days ago, which were also affected by the same printing issues.

Here are the problems that Windows 10 users can encounter when trying to print documents before installing this patch:

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.

While it took the company a little more than a week to fix this bug, there are still several problems with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Microsoft is currently investigating 8 separate bugs according to the Windows 10 Health Dashboard, and 7 of them have led the company to put some upgrade blocks in place.

If the Windows 10 May 2020 Update still has its fair share of problems, it has now started to roll out to more users. If you’re not in a hurry to try new features such as the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 or the new Cortana app, you may want to wait for Microsoft to fix all remaining bugs before installing it on your PC.