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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1909 – November 2019 Update Network printing crashes various apps

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        Newbie here.

        Windows 10 users are only able to print to a network-attached printer using some applications. Firefox, Chrome, Notepad(!), and Print Test Page all crash, taking the host app with them. I suspect other mainstream MS apps will do the same.

        On the upside, printing to the printer from a PDF works fine. Same devices, same printer, same network, no changes. This is our current workaround, print to a PDF, then print the PDF to the printer for actual hard copy.

        There are also some apps that print OK, e.g., Mozilla Thunderbird, MS Edge (this is not the newest version just being rolled out now), Internet Explorer 11.x, and Quickbooks.

        I saw a lot about this issue under Win 10-v1903, but found nothing under Windows 10-v1909. I am in the process of upgrading our Windows 7 devices to Windows 10, v1909. I have one left to go but am holding off for now. I only have a few users on this network.

        From reading here and other places about the ‘net, it appears my best option at this time might be to roll back to the legacy print driver that worked under Windows 7, as Windows 10 accepts that as a “legacy” item. I haven’t tried that yet.


        the printer is hardwired to the LAN; it’s a Canon MF8350Cdn.

        USER 1

        New HP laptop delivered with Windows 10 Pro OEM, connected to the LAN by WiF.

        USER 2

        Dell Optiplex 9020M hardwired


        Windows 10 Pro v 1909

        v4 (Win 8-10)
        dated 06/21/2006 installed 01/14/2020
        10.0.18362.1 | Microsoft
        Canon MF8300B Series UFRII LT
        Shows Network Device = <false>

        Network printing fails on some apps:
        Firefox crashes | print queue empty
        Chrome crashes | print queue empty
        Notepad crashes | print queue empty
        Printer > Print Test Page crashes | print queue empty
        Edge works
        Thunderbird works
        IE 11.x works
        QB works
        Primo PDF works

        In failing apps, print to PDF then print from PDF to Canon.

        Has anyone else been seeing this, regardless of printer and if so, does anyone know of any fixes?


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      • #2087453 Reply

        You may have to go to a different section of Canon’s site for your country, but there is a driver dated October 2016.

        This newer driver could have the fix for the application crashing bug mentioned under the Optional Driver(s) banner: Service Pack for MF8050Cn/MF8350Cdn Printer Driver (32-bit & 64-bit)

        Also, Microsoft hardware drivers are a last resort.

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