The monthly rollup for Windows 7 this month was the first update to cause a stir among those users who are still using dot matrix printers. The issue has escalated over the past few days (thread HERE), and though it effects a large majority of dot matrix printer brands, those with Epson printers seem to be impacted the most. Additionally, the issue impacts each of the following updates:
Microsoft just updated each KB article to reflect the dot matrix issue with the following:
After installing this update, some Epson SIDM and Dot Matrix printers cannot print on x86 and x64-based systems.
Microsoft and Epson have determined the cause of the issue and are working on a solution. This problem is not related to the printer driver, so installing current or older print drivers will not resolve the issue.
Microsoft will provide an update in an upcoming release.
The temporary solution while waiting on a permanent fix is to uninstall the updates.
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