WINDOWS 10 users need to download a newly released Microsoft patch to fix an annoying bug that has hit the market leading OS.
Windows 10 fans can at last download a fix for a frustrating issue that affected the Microsoft-designed operating system. The problem was an unintended result of the Patch Tuesday update released earlier this month which is, ironically, designed to iron-out bugs and glitches inside the software. Following the installation of Patch Tuesday, Windows 10 users found themselves unable to connect to printers without triggering unexpected printer spool shutdowns.
But the problem has now been addressed by Microsoft who have released an Out of Band fix. The changelog for the fix says: “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.”
Microsoft said they only recommend installing this optional update if you have been affected by the issue. The fix resolves the issue on Ricoh, Canon, Panasonic, and Brother printers that were affected by the glitch. If you want instructions on how to download this Windows 10 fix then click here to be taken to the Windows message
The site has download links to the fixes available for different versions of Windows 10. The news comes as Windows 10 users are facing another issue with the OS, this time sparked by the May 2020 update.