Windows 10 is an operating system designed to work on billions of computers. Of those billions, many of them are completely different from each other, and it may even be the case of being able to find exclusive equipment, so Microsoft has a lot of work when it comes to releasing new updates.
Although it is not usual, each new update of Windows 10, can affect differently to some computers and others. The last major problem that has come from the hand of the last update of Windows 10, 1909 and 2004 (the latter for users of the Insider program), affects the operation of printers.
The problem with printers is that they do not appear in the list of ports of our equipment, so it does not really appear connected to our equipment through the USB port, the most common connection. If your printer connects via AirPrint or network, it has not been affected by the latest update, so If it has stopped working, it is not due to the latest update Microsoft has released for Windows 10.
Microsoft has just released a patch that fix the problem of USB printers for computers managed by Windows 10 1909 and earlier. If your computer has this version installed, you can check it by following these steps, you must manually download the next patch. Once downloaded to your computer, you just have to double click on the name of the file and it will automatically install on your computer.
If you are one of the users who is enjoying the latest version of Windows 10 available in the Insider program, number 2004, you will have to wait a few days more until Microsoft releases the corresponding patch, since the one destined for version 1909 is not worth it.