FIX: Windows Embedded Compact 7 device stops responding if SIP is used with Pinyin input


This article describes an issue that occurs if a Software Input panel (SIP) is used with Pinyin input. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.


You use Microsoft WordPad on a device that is running Windows Embedded Compact 7. You If you click a SIP, use Pinyin input, enter some keyboard characters, and then click Enter, the device stops responding and an exception is returned to the MSIM component.


Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (February 2016).

Note This Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update is available for download from the following Microsoft Download Center website:


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information


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Article ID: 3141434 - Last Review: Mar 8, 2016 - Revision: 1