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When you search some specific terms in the German version of Windows XP, the search results are incorrect.
The issue occurs because of an error in the word breaker for the German version of Windows XP. The word breaker (Infosoft.dll) breaks some words incorrectly.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or a later service pack installed.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/ )How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
Restart requirementAlthough you do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix, you must still rebuild the index to apply the new functionality to the index when you use one of the following products:
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
Registry informationImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756This hotfix updates the DWORD value of the following RemoveAltWords registry entry to 1:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Note If you set the value of the RemoveAltWords registry entry to 0, the registry will disable this hotfix, and the system will revert to its old behavior.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows XP with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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Windows XP with Service Pack 3, x86-based versions
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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