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Old 19-11-17, 21:39
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Default Windows Update problem for Epson dot-matrix printers

This report is from The Register:

Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style The Register
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Epson old-timers go from dot matrix to not matrix

Updated* Microsoft's latest batch of software updates for Windows has been blamed for a mysterious ailment befalling some poor old Epson dot-matrix printers.

Reg readers let us know that, after installing this week's Patch Tuesday payload from Redmond, their Windows boxes no longer work with Epson's dot matrix printers (which are still a thing, apparently, especially among those working with accounting software like Sage).

Neither Microsoft nor Epson have responded to a request for comment on the matter, and there's no word yet on when a fix could be released. Once again, Patch Tuesday is followed by Facepalm Friday.

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Microsoft and Epson are now officially working to resolve this bug.
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Default Re: Windows Update problem for Epson dot-matrix printers

I think this has been resolved now as Microsoft has issued KB4055038 via Wkindows Update. More info in this thread:

KB4055038 - Important Update issued 21/11/2017 - Web User Forums
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