Windows 10

After Windows 10 Update, printer stopped operating

Windows 10

Here are 5 fixes that have helped other users cure the Windows 10 printer issue. Work your way down the list until you discover one that works.

Printer reboot
Connect the printer
Driver update
Print spooler reset
Troubleshoot Windows

Printer reboot

Power cycling fixes many device issues. Try it to see if it fixes the issue.

How to reboot a printer:

1) Unplug your printer.

2) wait 30 seconds.

3) Reconnect and restart your printer.

4) Check your printer. Yes? Good! Continuing,

Connect the printer

Unconnected printers won’t operate. Ensure it’s well-connected.

Check whether the printer won’t print after confirming the connection. If so, you’ve fixed it. If not.

Driver update

This may happen if you’re using an outdated or incorrect printer driver. You need upgrade your printer driver to address the issue. Driver Easy updates drivers automatically if you don’t have the time, patience, or abilities.

Driver Easy instantly finds your system’s drivers. You don’t need to know your computer’s operating system, download the wrong driver, or make an installation mistake. Driver Easy does everything.

Driver Easy FREE and Pro can update your drivers automatically. The Pro edition just requires 2 steps (and includes full support and a 30-day money-back guarantee):

1) Install Driver Easy.

2) Click Scan Now in Driver Easy. Driver Easy scans your computer for faulty drivers.
3) Click Update All to automatically download and install ALL missing or out-of-date drivers on your system (you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) Reboot to apply the changes.

5) Check if the printer is working again. Congratulations! Continuing problems.

Print spooler reset

Windows’ print spooler manages printer jobs. If your printer stops operating, reboot the spooler service.


1) Press Windows logo + R, then services.msc + Enter.
2) In Services, right-click Print Spooler and click Stop.
3) Press Windows logo + R, then type %WINDIR% system32spoolprinters, then press Enter.

4) Delete all folder files. Clearing print queues.

5) In Services, double-click Print Spooler.
6) Click Start, then pick Automatic in Startup Type, then click OK.
7) Check your printer. If not.

Troubleshoot Windows

Windows includes ‘troubleshooters’ that detect hardware issues and fix them for you. Run the printer troubleshooter to see if it can discover and fix the problem.

1) Press the Windows logo key, type troubleshoot, then click Troubleshoot settings.
2) In the Troubleshoot window, click Printer > Run troubleshooter.
3) Wait for Windows to identify the problem and follow the on-screen instructions.

Hopefully you’ve fixed the Windows 10 update printer problem. Leave a remark with your ideas, questions, or suggestions. Merci!

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