Although initially denying the bigger problem, the Windows team finally acknowledges that there is a bigger problem than expected with Windows 11 22H2. This bug specifically affects printers that use the IPP Class Driver or the Universal Print Class Driver. This bug is fixed in two phases, and the first is that basically the system is not able to detect them and the solutions are quite tedious.
But the error becomes more serious in the second phase, since Windows 11 is not able to detect the printer, it creates its own set of functionalities which configure an environment in which the user then loses control and which can cripple the ability of printers to use color, double-sided printing, double-sided, configuration of sizes and type of paper…etc.
Microsoft halts upgrade to Windows 11 22H2
Now, the American giant has assumed the error and claims to be working on a solution, and as a temporary measure until they get the said solution, all pending Windows 11 22H2 updates are crippled. If your printer uses Microsoft’s IPP class or Universal Print Class driver, your computer will not receive the update
If you can’t wait to update to 22H2, there’s an official solution offered by Redmond, which basically involves uninstalling your printer.
To mitigate protection and allow your Windows device to update to Windows 11 version 22H2, you can remove any printer that uses the Microsoft IPP Class Driver or Universal Print Class Driver that you have installed. Once you remove the affected installed printers, you should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 22H2. Please note that if there are no other security measures affecting your device, it may take up to 48 hours before the update to Windows 11 is offered. Restarting the device and checking for updates can help deliver it sooner.
If you installed a printer that only allows default settings, you can alleviate this problem by removing and reinstalling the printer.
If you are a Windows 10 user, don’t worry about this issue, it strictly only affects Windows 11 versions.