Windows 11 22H2 printer bug breaks up key features for some users and a second bug seems to make printers go missing in action.
Windows 11 22H2 Printer Bug Breaks Up Key Features for Some Users
Windows 11 22H2 is now caught up in a fresh new bug controversy with the huge feature update now causing problems with printers.
Microsoft recently updated its support document on known problems with 22H2 in a bid to explain more regarding a new bug which thus means that many printers are being forced back to their default settings such as flagged up by Neowin.
The Affected Printers Are the Ones Making Use of Microsoft IPP Class Driver
Many of the affected printers are the ones making use of Microsoft IPP Class Driver or Universal Print Class Driver and are also having connectivity problems to the device. The printer with no connectivity in other words is set up with default settings and immediately connectivity returns, the bug simply means that the device could stay at those default settings.
If that’s the case then it’s really unfortunate as certain features may not work, for instance, duplex printing, access to higher resolutions for printing, and even color features, all pointing to the fact that you may be stuck in a mono world.
And due to this very flaw, Microsoft has now blocked the windows 11 22H2 update from PCs that are making use of the aforementioned printer drivers in a bid to ensure that users do not encounter this type of problem.
That being said, if you wish to upgrade to 22H2, then you will need to remove the relevant printers from your device, and then the compatibility block will be lifted immediately so you can go ahead with your business.
What to Do When Stuck With a Printer Bound To Default Settings
For those users on the other hand that is already stuck with a printer that is bound to its default settings with no apparent way around it, you will have to remove the printer in question and then try reinstalling it.
Microsoft has stated that it is currently working on a solution to the problem and that it will give users an update in that regard in an upcoming release.
Another Printer Issue Spotted By Neowin
An additional printer issue that is also spotted by Neowin which is caused by windows 11 22H2 is that many network printers have gone missing after the update and it’s all thanks to a wonky printer policy that was introduced by the upgrade. Luckily there is a workaround for this and it is detailed on Twitter.