The printer-fix route continues as Microsoft again rolls out the KB5001649 out-of-band update to users via Windows Update.
After installing the March 2021 update updates, users began to report that Windows 10 would crash when print or print jobs were missing graphics elements, blank pages, or other issues.
To resolve these issues, Microsoft released two emergency updates outside of Windows 10 – KB5001567 on March 15 to fix the crash and KB5001649 on March 18 to fix the printing issues.
For those who had not installed the KB5001567 update, the KB5001
Unfortunately, many users reported that they could not install the update and received the error “” We were unable to install this update, but you can try again (0x80070541) “in Windows Update.
Yesterday we reported that Microsoft had stopped the release of the KB5001649 update. Instead, all our devices and virtual machines offered the previous KB5001567 update again.
When we reached out to Microsoft to ask why the launch was stopped, they told us that they were working on resolving the printer issues.
“We work to resolve issues some customers may experience when printing from some apps.” a Microsoft spokesperson.
This afternoon, BleepingComputer and Windows Latest confirmed that Microsoft has once again resumed Windows 10 OOB KB5001649 optional update rollout.
It is not known what changes, if any, Microsoft has made in the update, but tests performed by BleepingComputer showed that Windows Update installed the update without showing any 0x80070541 errors.
If you are affected by the printing issues, you can now install the update, hopefully with more success than last time.