Microsoft Confirms the most recent Windows 10 Cumulative Updates May cause a BSOD

Microsoft shipped new cumulative updates for those Windows 10 versions earlier this week, but as we all know already, installing such updates on the first day is usually a significant risky thing due to all of the problems they might be causing.

In theory, everybody should install new cumulative updates as soon as they are freed, pretty much simply because they include security updates or any other important improvements, but frequently, they end up causing various glitches, for example broken Windows 10 features or perhaps fatal crashes.

This really is what’s happening after installing the most recent cumulative updates shipped by Microsoft as part of the March 2021 Patch Tuesday cycle, as the company has confirmed that some might actually result in a BSOD on the number of devices.

No word on when the fix may go live

The issue is related to printing, and also the Redmond-based software firm says it’s currently investigating, so nobody knows without a doubt just when a fix is supposed to land.

“After installing this update, you may get an APC_INDEX_MISMATCH error with a blue screen of death when attemping to print to particular printers in certain apps,” the organization explains. “We are presently investigating and will offer an update when more information can be obtained.”

Microsoft has confirmed the problem exists in cumulative updates KB5000802, KB5000808, KB5000809, and KB5000822, and according to a study, it might affect various printer models, including Kyocera and Zebra.

There’s no known workaround at this time, so turning to things like installing other drivers is really pointless. On the other hand, taking out the latest cumulative updates for Windows 10 is considered to repair the problem, though this obviously isn’t recommended given they include several important security patches.

Time will tell how quickly Microsoft will resolve this issue, but you’d better not hold your breath for any fix because the next Patch Tuesday is almost per month away.