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Windows 10 also hit by Input Method Editor (IME) CPU draining bug

Posted on Tuesday, September 17 2019 @ 10:36:43 CEST by

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What is going on at Microsoft? After the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which resulted in data loss for some users, the software giant promised higher quality but now we're once again seeing a string of buggy updates.

Earlier this month we wrote about a Cortana bug that resulted in excessive CPU load. That got fixed but the patch for this resulted in issues with the Start Menu and Search. Some users are experiencing network issues after the KB4515384 cumulative patch for Windows 10 and now we here there's a second CPU draining bug.

Bit Tech writes the bug is found in the Input Method Editor (IME) and results in excessive CPU usage when users use certain non-English input languages:
For users of non-English languages, though, there's a bigger issue: The company has confirmed that there's a bug in its Input Method Editor (IME), triggered when using Simplified and Traditional Chinese among other as-yet unconfirmed non-English input languages, which - like the Cortana bug before it - causes excessive CPU usage.
Until a patch is available, Microsoft suggests the following workaround:
While the IME bug is not yet resolved, the company does have a functional workaround: Clicking Start and Services, finding the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service, double-clicking, finding the Startup Type option, changing it to Manual, and rebooting.



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