Windows 10 Creators Update breaks Print Studio
I’ve just confirmed that the latest release of Windows 10, the Creators Update, prevents Print Studio from starting. Unfortunately, since Print Studio is no longer being developed, you will not be able to use Print Studio once you install the Creators Update. You have a few options:
Option 1: Uninstall the Creators Update
- Go to Start > Settings
- Click on ‘Update & security’.
- Select Recovery from the sidebar
- Under ‘Go back to the previous version of Windows 10’, click Get Started
- Answer the questions and don’t bother installing any new updates (unless you’re reading this post months later)
- Once the rollback is complete, Print Studio should work again
Note: make sure you have the “WannaCry” prevention update from March installed:
- Open the Start menu.
- Type Control Panel then press Enter.
- Set the view to Large icons or Small icons.
- Choose Programs and Features.
- On the left panel, click on View installed updates.
- Look for the March 2017 update. You can type KB4013429 in the search bar to find it more easily.
Option 2: Keep the Creators Update and use different software
Netfabb is being actively developed, and I made a video to help Print Studio users get started.
There’s also the emberprinter.com slicer, and several other softwares available around the interwebs as well.
Option 3: Use a Windows version other than Windows 10, or use a Mac
Sorry for the inconvenience of this. The Creators Update broke a lot of other software as well.