If you’re the type of person who would be willing to find out that a humble screen printer can turn your entire Windows 10 PC into a screen, here’s a dose of schadenfreude to greet you at the end of the week: when Microsoft tried repair those blue screen issues with patch Monday, the patch may not have gone as expected – some users started reporting that their printers would just spat out blank pages or ones with graphics that were missing.
Now, the company has released a second patch to address these issues as well (through ZDNet):
Microsoft identified an issue affecting Windows 10 devices that implemented the March 2021 security update that was released March 9, 2021 and the out-of-band updates that were released. out March 15, 2021, and a resolution was passed. Affected devices may get unexpected results when printed from some apps or to some printers. Issues may include missing or hard color graphics, inaccuracies / formatting issues, or printing of blank pages / labels.
Some users say it works, and may even fix some extra blue screen computers. A few say they still have problems. If you win, good luck to you!