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Why My Printer Not Working After Windows 10 Update?

Updating your Windows operating system will provide you better security from hackers, along with improved speed, universal apps, and better programs. However, updating your system will lead to some printer issues as well. Many users are facing the printer not working issue after Windows 10 update. If your printer not working after Windows 10 update, consider the steps given below.

Printer Not Working After Windows 10 Update

  • Ensure that the printer and computer are properly connected.
  • If you have made a wireless connection, make sure that the printer and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • For a USB or wired network, check the cables whether they are connected properly.
  • If the printer is in sleep mode, wake it up.
  • Click the Start menu on your computer and select the Restart option from the displayed list.
  • Power cycle the router. Power off the printer and remove the power cable from the power outlet. 
  • Wait for at least 30 seconds and turn it on. Now, verify if the printer is working.
  • Now, check if the issue is resolved.
  • If the issue persists, connect the printer to another device and verify whether you are able to print. If you can print from another device, the issue lies with your computer.
  • Update the printer driver to fix the issue.
  • Press the Start menu and type Troubleshoot.
  • Select the Troubleshoot settings option and open the window.
  • Navigate to the printer section and click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • If you find any errors, continue with the on-screen instructions to fix the issue.
  • Press the Windows and R buttons to launch the Run dialog box.
  • Type services.msc in the search section and hit the Enter key.
  • Find the print spooler service and click on the Start button. 
  • Select Start-up Type and choose Automatic. Click on the OK button and save the changes.
  • Reinstall the printer software and check if the issue is resolved. You can download the printer software from the official website of the printer.
  • Once you complete the above steps, the printer not working issue will be fixed.
  • If still your printer not working after Windows 10 update, you can click on the Call button on this page to contact our technical support team.
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