Microsoft Released an Out-of-Band Update to Patch Windows 10 Printing Bug

Microsoft has released an out-of-band update to patch a printing flaw complained by Windows 10 users since last week. The flaw wasn’t universal but specific to some users who tried to print on the specific printer using specific software. As many have reported blue screen and system crashes after updating to March cumulative update, the new patch is aimed at addressing it.

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Microsoft Released an Out-of-Band Update to Patch Windows 10 Printing Bug

Several users of Windows 10 have reported system crashes and blue screens when trying to print something through their systems since last week. Many have pointed out the March cumulative update released last Tuesday to be the cause, as users started experiencing issues only after updating to it.

The issue wasn’t universal but limited to only some users who faced issues while printing something on a specific printer using specific software. Users who’ve complained belong to Windows 10 version 20H2, 2004, 1909, and 1803/ 1809. While the exact issue wasn’t declared, Microsoft understood the grief and released an out-of-band update this week, to patch the bug.

The out-of-band update takes the version to 18363.1441 and fixes the printing issues in Windows 10 systems defined above. For this, users have to check-in Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Here, under the optional updates, you’d find the available updates to apply. Download them and restart after installing.

In this out-of-band update’s changelog, Microsoft said, “Updates an issue that might cause a blue screen when you attempt to print to certain printers using some apps.” As mentioned, it does not specify which printers or apps were affected. The changelog further says that the issue “might generate the error APC_INDEX_MISMATCH.”

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