Printer Driver Host For Applications Has Stopped Working Windows 10

  1. Print Driver Host For 32bit Applications Has Stopped Working Windows 10
  2. Printer Driver Host For Applications Has Stopped Working Windows 10 64-bit
  3. Printer Driver Host For Applications Has Stopped Working Windows 10 Pro

I have a PC with Win 10 Pro 1803 and everytime I print something from any printer and any application, an application called 'print driver host for application' with exe name 'splwow64.exe' shows a Preview window.

Print driver host for 32bit applications has stopped working windows 10
What just happened? Whenever Microsoft acknowledges a bug caused by a Windows 10 update, of which there are many, it usually promises that it’s working on a fix. In the case of the printer issues brought by the recent KB4560960 and KB4557957 updates, the company has kept its word.
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As we noted in our feature listing some of the biggest problems caused by the Windows 10 May 2020 update and the two subsequent security updates, some users have found their PCs plagued with printer problems.

Those affected discovered they can no longer print using devices from multiple manufacturers, including HP, Canon, Panasonic, Brother, and Ricoh. The issue even borks software-based printers, meaning virtual PDF printers no longer work, either.

Printer Driver Host For Applications Has Stopped Working Windows 10
  1. Re-install printer as locally attached network printer; Type in printer's hostname or IP address. Make sure to uncheck Query the printer and automatically select the driver. Click Windows Update to get updated list of printer drivers and find the appropriate driver.
  2. The user is on Windows 7 64bit. I can perform the same steps on my Windows 10 64bit system, using Adobe Reader DC and get a slightly different error(see below). Both 32 bit and 64 bit drivers are loaded so how it usually works on our network is if you are using a 32 bit machine, the 32bit drivers are loaded, if 64bit Windows then 64bit should.
  3. Click on Windows Start.; Click Devices and Printers.; Right-click on the HP printer you are using with SendPro. Click Printer Properties.; Click the Advanced tab.; Click New Driver.; Click Next.; Choose HP as the Manufacturer.; Select the printer name HP Universal Printing PS.; If this printer name is not listed, see the section Install a new HP printer driver below.
Printer driver host for applications has stopped working windows 10 64-bit

As noted by Neowin, the problem hit all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 versions 1507, 1607, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, and 2004.

Thankful Microsoft is now releasing cumulative updates to address the issue, but not for all versions. Those running Windows versions 1903 and 1909 can get it here, and there are also updates for 1809 and 1803.

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Microsoft writes that the fix “addresses an issue that might prevent certain printers from printing. The print spooler might generate an error or close unexpectedly when attempting to print, and no output will come from the affected printer. You might also encounter issues with the apps you are attempting to print from, such as receiving an error, or the app might close unexpectedly.”

Printer Driver Host For Applications Has Stopped Working Windows 10 64-bit

If you’re running one of the Windows 10 builds that doesn’t have a fix, printing something means waiting until Microsoft releases a patch for your version, or you could just uninstall the June updates that are causing the issue.

Printer Driver Host For Applications Has Stopped Working Windows 10 Pro

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