Several Windows users, especially Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 owners, have been reporting printing problems with the Windows Photo Viewer application, especially with XPS drivers. Now, Microsoft has issued an update to fix the problems.
Microsoft’s Windows Photo Viewer software is used by millions of users across the world and it was only natural that some issues would have appeared. In the latest Patch Tuesday security bulletin release, Microsoft has made available an update for Windows Photo Viewer that seems to be related to printing issues. Dubbed as :”Windows Photo Viewer prints white lines when you use an XPS driver to print photos in Windows“, here’s its description:
You install update 2670838 on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Or, you are using a computer that is running Windows RT, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. You use Windows Photo Viewer to open a picture that is larger than 500 pixels. For example, the size of the picture is 768*1024. You print the picture by using a printer that uses the XPS driver. In this scenario, there are white lines in the printed picture every 500 pixels.
For those of you who don’t know, an XPS file is Microsoft’s “less-compatible” version of a PDF file. We are not sure how many are those affected by this problems with XPS drivers when printing from Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or other versions, but it’s great an updated has been put in place to take care of the problems. As part of the latest Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has also updated SkyDrive and their Malicious Software Removal Tool.