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I read somewhere ealier and I'll try to find the link but it said the way they fix the printer issue won't show up in the updates history.
 

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Here it is John. They fixed the printer issue using what's called (KIR) Known Issue Rollback which doesn't install an update but makes a change in the registry. You can check your registry to see if the change has been made. They show the key in the article:

While these fixes are distributed via Windows Update, they are not delivered as an actual update. Therefore, there is no easy way for Windows 10 users to know when a Known Issue Rollout fix is installed without checking the Registry.

To determine if this KIR is installed on your computer, you can open the Registry Editor and check if the following key exists. If it does, then the KIR has been installed on your computer.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...fix-for-windows-10-kb5004945-printing-issues/
 

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Thanks for the edit, Karen. Much appreciated! :)
 

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Apparently, it hasn't made it here yet. ;)

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And in my registry, no \4\ key.

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It is now August 3 and I don't believe this thing has been fixed by MS. It is annoying as all get out to disable the print spooler for protection. Then when you need to print, go back thru all the steps and activate the print spooler. When finished, go back in and disable. Having to do it in admin account means logging into that as I work on the standard account. I am tempted to tempt fate and ignore the issue. Any thoughts? Thanks.
 
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I am really curious about how people are dealing with this MS mess. Is everyone disabling their print spooler? I didn't get any responses to my post regarding this -- I am not sure what that means. Am I the only person who is frustrated by this hack? I was told on the windows forum a few days ago that a Tuesday patch was going to fix it - no sooner had I received that message then they wrote and said another issue had occurred. "There's yet another print vulnerability beyond the August patch" was the message. So not fixed! I would love to get a little feedback on this issue. Thanks.
 
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Thank you for that. I'm checking with the windows forum who has stated that this isn't the latest fix.
 
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Well well well -- isn't that interesting stuff, Cookiegal. A can of worms it appears. I really appreciate that link. The article states that individual users (such as me) aren't really threatened by this hack. I would like to activate my print spooler for the foreseeable future (ha ha) and not worry about it. I never work in the admin account - I only go there to install stuff. It sounds like that will be ok. I am not sure where the Microsoft Answers forum is. Is it on this site? I will be happy to post a link of this thread if you point me in the right direction. Thanks again for the article.
 

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I was told on the windows forum a few days ago that a Tuesday patch was going to fix it
I was referring to the thread you posted on the "Windows" forum where you were told the above. I assumed it was Microsoft Answers. Where was that?
 

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