Windows 10’s Patch Tuesday’s Printer Snafus Have Been Fixed
Windows 10 users will receive a patch for the printer problems caused by Microsoft’s recent batch of security updates and patches. Windows 10 users will automatically receive the fix in July. However, you can download and install the patch manually.
The recent cumulative updates for Windows 10 (Version 2004, Version 1909 and Version 1903) that were released on June 2020’s Patch Tuesday caused major problems for those using Ricoh, Brother, Canon, Kyocera, and HP printers.
Microsoft says: “[KB4567523] updates an issue that might prevent certain printers from printing, generate print errors, or cause apps and print spoolers to close unexpectedly…”
As mentioned, this fix won’t be delivered automatically to your computer until July. But you don’t have to wait; you can download and install the patch KB4567523 manually.
After downloading the update package, double-click the .msu file to install the update. After installing the patch, reboot your computer to complete the fix.
Microsoft says that you should install this emergency patch only if your PC is affected by printer issues or if you are unable to print a document as PDF.
Don’t know if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit computer?
If you don’t know if you have a 64-bit or 32-bit PC, here’s how to find out:
- Type ABOUT in taskbar search
- When you see “About your PC” appear in the search results, press Enter.
- Under “Device specifications”, next to “System type” it will tell you if you have a 64-bit or 32-bit (x86) system.