Windows 11 22H2 is having problems printing with some computers

Microsoft seems to have had bad luck when it comes to printing issues and errors in Windows, and even the latest update to version 22H2 doesn’t seem to be an exception to it. Some users reported losing their network printers after an update, and Microsoft has officially confirmed the problem. According to a new post in the official Windows 11 Health Dashboard documentation, systems running the Windows 11 2022 (22H2) update may have trouble detecting all features in printers using the MicrosoftDriver or Universal Print Class IPP driver. If the operating system cannot communicate with the printer, a standard feature set is set by default. Once the connection is restored, a Windows error prevents access to certain features. Microsoft states that the issue may affect the printers’ ability to use color, duplex printing, and change settings for paper size, type, resolution, and so on. Microsoft has implemented Compatibility Lock, which means that affected systems will not receive the Windows 11 2022 Update until Microsoft releases a fix for the problem. The company is working on more accurate targeting and will provide more information in the future, but for now the issue can be bypassed by those affected by using the official solution. We suggest following it, as Microsoft indicated on its official page. To ease the security level and allow your Windows device to upgrade to Windows 11, version 22H2, you can remove any printer using the IPP-class MicrosoftDriver or Universal Print Class software you have installed. After removing all affected installed printers, you should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 version 22H2. Note that if there are no other security measures affecting your device, it may take up to 48 hours before the upgrade to Windows 11 is offered. Restarting your device and checking for updates may help you offer beforehand. If you have a printer installed that only allows default settings, you can mitigate this problem by removing and reinstalling the printer. Let’s remember again that the bug only affects client versions of Windows 11 2022 Update (2022), so users of Windows 10 or the previous version of Windows 11 should not worry about it.

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