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Microsoft has fixed Print Spooler issues in Windows 10 version 2004

As you may remember, quickly after making Windows 10 version 2004 Microsoft has updated its list of known issues, revealing that the OS may fail to print documents due to the broken print spooler component. The issue has been fixed today with a number of patches released via the Windows Update catalog website.

Actually, the print spooler issue is not exclusive to Windows 10 version 2004, and affects older Windows 10 releases. Also, it affects other software emulated printers that allow printing to files directly, such as Microsoft’s Print to PDF.

Printer Manage Button

To resolve the issue, Microsoft has released the following updates.

  • KB4567523, Windows 10 version 2004, build 19041.331
  • KB4567515, Windows 10 version 1709, build 16299.1937
  • KB4567516, Windows 10 version 1703, build 15063.2411
  • KB4567517, Windows 10 version 1607, build 14393.3755
  • KB4567518, Windows 10 version 1507, build 10240.18609

If you are affected, go to the Windows Update catalog, and type the appropriate KB number, ex. KB4567523, into the search box to download the patch.