I'm attempting to upgrade from Windows 11 21H1, build 22000.1165 to Windows 11 22H2, Windows Update does not offer the upgrade, and when I try installing the update manually, I receive an error message that links to the documentation for Windows safeguard hold ID 41332279, titled "Some installed printers might only allow default settings".
This error persists even after removing all printers and associated printer drivers in the Print Management console. The only printer drivers remaining are the x86 and x64 versions of the "Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver". When I try to delete those drivers, I receive an error message that states "The selected driver cannot be deleted. The specified printer driver is currently in use."
I tried deleting those drivers with the Print Spooler service stopped, but I received an error that indicated that the Print Spooler service must be running.
I even tried deleting the registry key at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-3\Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver and rebooting, but the key was automatically recreated after the reboot.
At this point I thing I'll need to reinstall Windows completely, which I really don't want to do.