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Windows Update is Hampering Printers

As if a Windows Print Spooler that can let someone take over anyone’s computer remotely is not that bad enough, some people who have installed Microsoft’s security patch have found out that the computer’s connection to their printer needs fixing.

In a recent repetition of a problem that had occurred during this spring with a different security update in Windows 10, system admins have discovered, PCs could not connect to the printers all of a sudden. Most particularly, some models of Zebra label printers have been facing trouble after installing the KB5004945 security patch.Microsoft has acknowledged the issue as a well-known problem that can be resolved by rolling back the patch or by reinstalling the printer as a manager.

Zebra stated that Microsoft has planned to release an updated patch within the next few days to report the issue. Customers who need support regarding the Zebra printers are advised to contact Technical Support Team.The PrintNightmare glitch is dangerous enough that Microsoft has already delivered many patches for all the affected versions of Windows that it still supports, like Windows 7, 8.1, and several editions of Server apart from Windows 10.

Nevertheless, at least one security researcher has displayed a working exploit on a fully patched system with Point & Print features enabled on it, so if one does not have a Zebra printer, they should install the update as soon as possible.

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