Windows 10 V1703: Update KB4055254 fixes Epson Dot Matrix printing bug

[German]Microsoft has released a cumulative update KB4055254 for Windows 10 Creators Update (V1703). This update intends to fix the Epson dot matrix printing bug, that prevents printing from Windows after installing November 14, 2017 patches.


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The problem

On November 14, 2017 Microsoft has released several security updates for Windows 7 till Windows 10. After installing this patches, users are facing the issue, that Epson dot matrix printers and POS printers was not able to print under Windows anymore.

I’ve addressed this issue within my blog post Microsoft confirms Epson dot matrix printer issue after November 2017 patchday: here are fixes – and proposed several fixes. On November 21, 2017, Microsoft released update KB4055038 for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012 (and the R2 pendants). According to Microsoft this update fixes the printing issue.

This update addresses an issue that prevents some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers from printing on x86-based and x64-based systems.

I’ve addressed this within my blog post Windows Update KB4055038 fixes Epson Dot Matrix printing bug. But this update didn’t address Windows 10 at all. Microsoft seems now is going to fix that step by step.

Update KB4055254 for Windows 10 V1703

Cumulative Update KB4055254 (November 22, 2017—KB4055254 – OS Build 15063.729) applies to Windows 10 Version 1703 (Creators Update). Microsoft says, this update includes quality improvements.

Addressed issue that affected some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers, which were failing to print on x86-based and x64-based systems. This issue affects KB4048954.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.


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Know issues with this update

Microsoft says: After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar. Microsoft provided the following Workaround:

Using the scroll wheel on a mouse works as expected. This issue only applies to document mode 11, so attempting to load the page with document mode 10 may work around the issue.

To change the document mode in Internet Explorer 11:

  1. Select F12.

  2. Select the Emulation tab.

  3. In the Document mode drop-down menu, select 10. The page will reload in the new document mode.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release. But till now I haven’t found updates for other Windows 10 builds.

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