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Microsoft had previously broken printing for some printers in their March 10th 2021 Update KB5000802 for Windows 10.  (See further down - also affects Windows 7 and Server OSes.

This could have affected SpecView as either trend chart plot areas not printing, or SpecView crashing completely.

Microsoft have now released a fix for this on March 18th, it’s called KB5001649 and it should be installed next time you run Windows Update, but if not, here is how to check:

  • Open your computer’s Settings page (Control Panel)
  • In the search bar type ‘Update’ and select ‘Windows Update settings’
  • Select ‘View update history’ to see if you have update KB5001649 installed already
  • If not, go back and ‘Check for Updates’
  • You should then see the ‘Optional quality update available’ and the KB5001649 update
  • Select ‘Download and install’ and follow the on-screen instructions

Full Microsoft details are here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/march-18-2021-kb5001649-os-builds-19041-870-and-19042-870-out-of-band-ebbe0617-3a63-467a-aaaa-2a4c68a6de33

-------------------------- Windows 7 ------------------------------------
See an article here (but it is full of adverts):

https://borncity.com/win/2021/03/23/windows-7-8-1-server-out-of-band-updates-shall-fix-printing-issues-march-2021/

However, it says:
The out-of-band updates are already available for manual download from the Microsoft Update Catalog.
Here is the list of special updates for the different Windows versions:
KB5001639 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Microsoft Update Catalog
And you can go directly to Microsoft's website here:

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb5001639

-------------------------- Windows Server 2012 ---------------------------
We've also been informed of a similar issue in Windows Server 2012 in updates numbered: KB5000848 and KB5000800.
And similarly Microsoft have issued a fix in update numbered: KB5001640
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