came across this thread, didnt help me..... THIS worked for me :(https://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/remove-uninstall-a-printer-driver-from-windows/) so thought id close the loop.
Open Settings>Devices>Printers and Scanners on the left pane.
Scroll down to Related settings and click Print Server Properties
Select the Drivers tab. From the list, click on the old printer entry and select Remove
Of course uninstalling all your printers will solve the update isse.
But what if you still need to print ?
Did you share your Xerox printer for another brand ?
This is a solution I came upon, no thanks to Xerox or those sites that try to get you to install weird third party software. This annoyed me enough to make an account and post here. I fixed the problem on my end based on this article:
You might want to try all the steps in that article but this is the specific step that worked for me. This involves going into the registry and editing it, so I want to include a warning here since messing with it can lead to other issues if you aren't careful.
Xerox Extension 126.96.36.199
Windows Update Download Error 0x800f020b
Delete Old Printers Via Registry Editor
Type regedit.exe and click OK (or press Enter on your keyboard) to open the Registry Editor.
Next, go to this key:
Delete the offending printers in this folder (basically anything that says Xerox in this case)
Restart computer and the update should no longer give that error.
It shouldn't be incumbent on your customers to download no longer supported Microsoft tools or advanced 3rd party tools from community sites to solve this problem. Rather it should be Xerox's commitment and responsibility to its customers to solve this problem for us. As Bill Belichick of New England Patriot's fame would say, "Do your job". I needn't tell you that superb customer support is part and parcel of a customer loyality.
Yes, that utility resolved the problem for me but for some reason MS has removed it from the download site so I got it from https://web.archive.org . Their snapshot from 21-Jan-2021 has the most recent archive.
Have you tried using your printer yet?
At some later date after a few restarts and cold boots you may find there will be an issue with printing docs from your Xerox Printer. Then you will have to re-install the driver. You will have to then run the Microsoft Utility, "wushowhide.diagcab" (http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/2/F22D5FDB-59CD-4275-8C95-1BE17BF70B21/wushowhide.diagcab) to hide the Xerox Extension 188.8.131.52 update. At least that was what I had to do to get rid of it.
Yes, uninstalling the drivers will get rid of it but as soon as you re-install driver so you can print with all the control of the printer's features that Type 3 drivers provide, MS will, after a regular incremental update attempt, start trying to install the extension again (or possible one with a different version number) on a daily basis.
Had similar challenge...running Windows 10 and driver update for "Xerox - Extension - 184.108.40.206" failed repeatedly.
Solved this by opening Widows Administrative Tools and launching the Print Management application. Double-clicked on "All Drivers" at the left of the screen...then, a list of printer drivers appears at the right. There were two Xerox drivers installed (even though I had previously deleted/uninstalled all Xerox printers). I right-clicked on both of those drivers and selected the option to "Delete" each driver. Once this was done, Windows update didn't generate an error.
Thanks for the Powershell commands @wombleman - I tried the GUI tool (downloaded from the internet archive site) - and it worked - but then my PC installed about 2 months' worth of Windows 10 updates that had been blocked by the Xerox drivers repeated attempts to install itself. So if an affected PC can't get important patches from MS, this seemingly trivial driver problem could cause some serious security concerns. Does Xerox care?
You can disable this pesky update with PowerShell (if like me you'd rather not use a downloaded file from a third party site)
Only do this If your familiar with PS, usual warnings apply.
# Requires PSWindowsUpdate Module 'https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/PSWindowsUpdate/"
Install-Module -Name PSWindowsUpdate
Get-WUList # You should see it listed
Hide-WindowsUpdate -Title "Xerox - Extension - 220.127.116.11"