#Fail: Microsoft Windows 10 Update Kills Printers Directly Connected To Computers

Last week’s “Patch Tuesday” update for Windows 10 has led to a rather serious problem for people who need to print. Which would be a lot of people seeing as a lot of us are working from home these days. The issues appear connected to KB4557957 and KB4560960 for Windows 10 2004 and 1903/1909 respectively. And the bug is that when one of both of these updates are installed, printers attached directly to the computer won’t work. Networked printers however work just fine. Remove the offending updates, and things will work as normal.

A look at Reddit and Microsoft’s forums show that this isn’t isolated to just a few users. Microsoft hasn’t seen fit to admit that this is a problem with these specific updates. But Microsoft has admitted that something has gone off the rails with the way with USB printer ports from version 1903 to the new version 2004 which I told you to avoid if it isn’t being offered to you.

Microsoft really needs to step up here and fix this ASAP as this is clearly affecting a whole lot of people who are remote working at the moment. And it’s yet another black eye on Microsoft who doesn’t seem to have the ability to update their operating system without breaking anything in the process.

One Response to “#Fail: Microsoft Windows 10 Update Kills Printers Directly Connected To Computers”

  1. […] has released an out of band patch that you should run and download to fix printing issues that they created when they released this latest round of Patch Tuesday updates. Strangely, it was announced via […]

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