windows10 updatescreenMicrosoft Windows has begun releasing updates in hopes of fixing a bug that bluescreened computers when using specific printers. The first fix released on Monday, March 15th, resulted in users reporting in printers spitting out blank pages or with missing graphics. Microsoft released a second patch on Thursday, March 18th, with users saying, for the most part, that it's fixed the issue and they can print again without bluescreening.

If you haven't already, you can get this update simply by going to Settings > Update 7 Security > Windows Update. You can manually download it from the Microsoft Update Catalog website or see Microsoft's Documentation instructions on how to update your Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).


March 18, 2021—KB5001649 (OS Builds 19041.870 and 19042.870) Out-of-band

Release Date: 3/18/2021

    • Updates an issue that fails to print the graphical content in a document after installing the March 9, 2021 update.

IMPORTANT As part of the end of support for Adobe Flash, KB4577586 is now available as an optional update from Windows Update (WU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Installing KB4577586 will remove Adobe Flash Player permanently from your Windows device. Once installed, you cannot uninstall KB4577586. For more details about Microsoft’s plans, see Update on Adobe Flash Player End of Support.


This bug initially came from the March 9th, 2021 update, KB5000802, and was previously covered on the Nims Associates website. For more information on the bug and its updates, click here.