Windows 10: Can no longer connect to printer (after Windows Update 1903)

Discus and support Can no longer connect to printer (after Windows Update 1903) in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Unfortunately I installed Update 1903, and since then my Lenovo Yoga laptop will no longer print to -- or even detect -- the printer at my shared... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by KLDDC, Sep 10, 2019.

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    Can no longer connect to printer (after Windows Update 1903)


    Unfortunately I installed Update 1903, and since then my Lenovo Yoga laptop will no longer print to -- or even detect -- the printer at my shared workspace. I tried recovering to the previous Windows version, but that hasn't changed anything. When I try to add it manually with the IP address, it still doesn't detect it. (Someone noted that during this process Windows also creates a slightly different IP address than the one I manually entered in case that's relevant.) I feel like I've tried all the fixes I could find online. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!! Of course I'm assuming the update is at fault, although it's possible it was something else...


    Karen

    :)
     
    KLDDC, Sep 10, 2019
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    Hi murlichatlani,

    Have you tried the suggestions on my initial post, in response to the original poster? If you haven't performed any troubleshooting yet, here are a couple of things you can try:

    • Power off, and then power on your printer to restart it. Wait for a while for it to be fully ready.
    • Check your printer connection. Check your printer and make sure that it’s connected to your PC network.

    If the steps didn't help, you may go through this list of suggestions to fix printer connection in Windows 10.

    If you would like me to provide additional advice, simply respond to this thread. I will get notified and I’ll reply to you as soon as I can.
     
    Aileen Alf, Sep 10, 2019
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    Hi Debbie,

    The printer offline status is your printer’s way of telling you that something is wrong with the communication between your computer and your printer, so one of the first things to check is your printer’s connection with your PC. Here are a couple of things
    you can try:

    • Power off, and then power on your printer to restart it. Wait for a while for it to be fully ready.
    • Check your printer connection. Check your printer and make sure that it’s connected to your PC network.

    Aside from the above steps, I also suggest that you go through this list of suggestions to fix printer connection
    in Windows 10.

    Please respond to this thread to let me know how the issue progresses. Similarly, if you have more questions, please inform me by replying to this post.
     
    Aileen Alf, Sep 10, 2019
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  4. Can no longer connect to printer (after Windows Update 1903)

    Windows 10 update cause printer problem with: "Printer not activated - Error - 20"

    Hi John,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about accessing the printer after the Windows Update, we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following:

    • What is the make and model of your device?
    • How is the printer connected to the computer, locally or through network?
    • Have you tried any troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue?

    I suggest you to try the below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to update the drivers for printer and check.


    • Right click on the Start button from the desktop and select
      Device Manager.

    • Locate and expand Print queue.

    • Right-click on the printer driver
      that is listed and click Update driver software.

    Step 2: I suggest you to run the printer troubleshooter from
    Fix printer problems
    and then check if this fixes the issue.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue and required information, we will be happy to help you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 10, 2019
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