Windows 10 V1903: Issues with Start menu & IME fixed?

[German]Last weekend Microsoft reported some known issues with Windows 10 version 1903 as fixed. Here is a brief overview, what we know about the issues, and what Microsoft wrote about.


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Some issues have been confirmed by Microsoft with Update KB4515384 for Windows 10 Version 1903 (see Windows 10 V1903: Issues with Update KB4515384 confirmed). Among other things, there should be problems with the start menu and when using the Input Mode Editor (IME). Microsoft maintains a list of known issues for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903). This list is available here.

IME hangs or cause high CPU load

With update KB4515384 there was the problem that the Input Method Editor (IME) causes trouble. Affected IMEs include Chinese Simplified (ChsIME.EXE) and Chinese Traditional (ChtIME.EXE) with Changjie/Quick keyboard. The IME did not react anymore or suddenly caused a high CPU load. Affects the following versions:

  • Client: Windows 10, Version 1903; Windows 10, Version 1809; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows 10, Version 1803; Windows 10, Version 1709; Windows 10, Version 1703; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows 10, Version 1607
  • Server: Windows Server, Version 1903; Windows Server, Version 1809; Windows Server 2019; Windows Server, Version 1803; Windows Server, Version 1709; Windows Server 2016

The problem has been marked as solved. Due to security related changes in KB4515384, this issue may occur if the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service is not configured to the default startup type Manual. To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

1. Select the Start button and enter Services.

2. Locate and double-click the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel service, or press and hold it, and select Properties.


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3. Find the Startup Type and change it to Manual. Select Ok.

The TabletInputService service is now in the default configuration and the IME should work as expected. So it was a misconfiguration that caused the issue.

Issues  with Start Menu and Windows Desktop Search

Microsoft writes that they have received reports that a small number of users have problems with Windows 10 Version 1903 in connection with the Start menu and Windows Desktop Search.

Microsoft has not been able to reproduce the problem with the search and assumes that it does not significantly affect users who have installed update KB4515384. Microsoft will continue monitoring to ensure that any problems it detects are still present. If you are currently experiencing problems, Microsoft recommends that you report them via a feedback hub and then try the Windows 10 Troubleshoot settings (located in Settings). Microsoft has therefore defined the problem as solved. A solution is described in the article Fix problems in Windows Search.


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