Microsoft Has Finally Fixed a Windows 11 Printer Bug

Microsoft has finally fixed a Windows 11 printer bug. The operating system has now got a new fix for a troublesome printer bug and surely affected users will be so pleased to hear this.

Microsoft Has Finally Fixed a Windows 11 Printer Bug

Microsoft Has Finally Fixed a Windows 11 Printer Bug

This very particular bug came up in September and in the process causing many printers to go back to their default settings which is a big problem as it certainly means that some important and key features such as duplex or even color printing may cease to work. The said glitch was ushered in with the Windows 11 22H2 update and it thus affected printers making use of the Microsoft IPP class driver or universal Print class driver.

The Bug Has Now Been Fixed

The good news however as mentioned already is that the bug has now been fixed by Microsoft as per reported in an update to the Windows 11 health dashboard as seen by The Register. This then means that users of Windows 11 that were previously blocked from upgrading to the 22H2 update are now free to go ahead with their proposed plan and get their hands on it.

Microsoft’s Release about the Fix

Microsoft however noted: “A troubleshooter has been released which will automatically download and resolve this issue on affected devices running Windows 11, version 22H2. Once the issue with the installed printer is resolved, the safeguard should be removed and you should be able to upgrade to Windows 11, version 22H2.”

The caveat here is that it may still take a while which is up to 48 hours before the upgrade is offered and this, of course, is assuming that there is no other compatibility issues or blockades that is stopping the 22H2 update from being updated on your PC. Microsoft however advises that you can at all-time check for windows updates in a bid to speed up the process.


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