How To Navigate Network Printing Issues with Windows 10 Updates

November 30, 2021 | Other
Windows 10 Printer Issues

Your computer was printing fine before, but now, suddenly, it doesn’t work. No matter what you try to do, nothing seems to be the fix. You’re not alone. If you’re a Microsoft user, chances are you might experience printing problems because of Windows 10 updates that just don’t seem to go away. 

Microsoft’s suite of updates over the last six to eight months has caused major printing problems on shared networks, generating error codes, and sometimes – crashing PCs. Luckily, USB printers connected directly to PCs seem to weather the storm. At My Computer Works, we understand how frustrating this is, so we’re here to help you get on the other side of this. 

Issues With Windows 10 Updates

Windows users, especially those on shared networks, have been experiencing major printing bugs this year. Users started experiencing many printing issues or problems with the release of the Windows 10 KB5006670 update. While Microsoft attempted to fix issues with several patches, each one seemed to create just as many problems as the one before it. Users have reported experiencing problems with the rollout of updates that include:

  • KB5005565
  • KB5006670
  • KB5006674
  • KB5006738 
  • KB5006745 

Throughout the course of the year, Microsoft’s engineers have been working through the Windows 10 printing issues. You can visit their resolved issues page to find out which ones they fixed or are currently in the works. 

How to Fix The Windows 10 Printing Issue 

You can manually uninstall Windows updates until Microsoft comes up with an ultimate solution that takes care of the larger issue. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Type Control Panel in the search bar on the bottom of your screen
  2. Click on Control Panel 
  3. Find Programs and Features and click on Uninstall a Program
  4. Click on View Installed Updates on the top left panel
  5. Look for Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB5006670)or any other number sequence that begins with KB
  6. Click on Uninstall
  7. A box will pop up asking if you’re sure you want to uninstall this update? Click Yes
  8. Removing the update can take anywhere from a few to 15 minutes, so be patient.
  9. Once the update is uninstalled, Restart your computer 


Once you restart your PC, you’ll need to block the update from downloading again.

  1. In the Search bar, type Show or Hide Updates
  2. Run the Scan as it searches for updates 
  3. Click on Hide Updates 
  4. Here, you’ll see the update you uninstalled. 
  5. Click Next and it will hide the update.

Resolve Your Printing Issues with My Computer Works

It’s reported that Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11, is also having printer bugs as well. It’s clear that Microsoft has its work cut out to find solutions to fix the printing issues between both operating systems. Whether you’re a small business or part of a larger network enterprise, our certified and experienced technicians can help you resolve any printing issues your team is experiencing because of Windows updates. Call us and let us know how we can help!

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