The last 2 weeks, had been a horrible days in using some of my workstations. Specially ones that have Windows 10 on it. The problems raised after each of my workstations receiving Windows 10 updates. Some issues ranging from license activation of my good old Alias Sketchbook Pro, and some stability issues. But the most bugging problems was that I'm not able to print anything from my daily mobile workstations.
It took me days of figuring that the updates were the ones who gave problems after trying to re-install the printer drivers (I have 3 different printers and none of them were working) so I needed to transfer my docs to my LG V30+ and print all my required docs from there. An absolute stupidity by Windows Updates.
The problems seems to be populating computer users with Windows 10 Updates automatically installed without permission or warning. Feel free to google it "having problems after windows 10 updates", "can not print after windows 10 updates", etc.
Reinstalling any printer drivers didn't do the job as Windows 10 still not recognized the printers eventhough they were connected and able to communicate with my workstation. Uninstalling every listed updates were not helping at all too.
So, before executing to reinstall everything, there's one thing that came cross my mind: rolling back the build so it would flush the later build installed, thanks to the Windows "STOOPID" Update (Thanks 3 Stooges. You guys have been inspiring). Nyah nyah nyah .....
Rolling back to the earlier build was simply straight forward. Just Press WINDOWS KEY + S, and typed recovery, and then select Go to earlier recover/restore point. Then perform to roll back to earlier build.
It took some time (minutes) to perform and restarting the workstation couple of times, and it brought me back to the good old Windows 10, without the STOOPID Updates. Then I re-assigned each printer driver and everything seemed to be back to normal.
If you're having issue with the similar symptoms like I experienced with the Windows STOOPID Update, then steps listed above might help you to get back to the working state of your computers. Mine works like a charm.
Bimo Adi Prakoso, founder of Sentra Grafika Kompumedia, is an engineering-animation-broadcast industry professional and workstation evangelist. He's been in the Workstation industry since 1996, the era of SGI.