The printer fixing roller coaster proceeds as Microsoft is indeed carrying out the KB5001649 out-of-band update to clients by means of Windows Update.
Subsequent to installing the March 2021 Patch Tuesday updates, clients started revealing that Windows 10 would crash when printing or print jobs would be missing graphics elements, have blank pages, or different issues.
To determine these issues, Microsoft released two out-of-band crisis updates for Windows 10 –
KB5001567 on March 15th to fix the crashes and KB5001649 on March 18th to fix the printing issues.
For the individuals who had not installed the KB5001567 update, the KB5001649 update supplanted it when it was released.
Shockingly, various clients detailed that they couldn’t install the update and were getting ‘”We couldn’t install this update, but you can try again (0x80070541)” errors in Windows Update.
Recently, we announced that Microsoft had halted the rollout of the KB5001649 update. All things considered, the entirety of our gadgets and virtual machines were suddenly offering the prior KB5001567 update once more.
At the point when we connected with Microsoft to inquire as to why the rollout was stopped, they just disclosed to us that they are attempting to fix the printer issues.
“We are working to fix the issues some customers may be experiencing when printing from some apps.”- a Microsoft spokesperson.
This afternoon, BleepingComputer and Windows Latest affirmed that Microsoft has once again continued the Windows 10 OOB KB5001649 optional update rollout.
It is obscure what changes, assuming any, Microsoft made to the update, yet tests led by BleepingComputer showed that Windows Update installed the update without displaying any 0x80070541 errors.
In the event that you are influenced by the printing issues, you would now be able to install the update, ideally with better progress than last time.