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The Microsoft Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) operating system does not support Microsoft DirectSound functionality. This problem occurs even though you installed Microsoft Windows Media Player 9.0 from the list of optional software components during WEPOS setup.
This problem occurs because DirectSound functionality was not included in the original WEPOS product.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, download and install the WindowsXP-KB916626-x86-ENU.exe package. To obtain this package, visit the following Microsoft Download Center Web site:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
To apply this hotfix, WEPOS must be installed. Additionally, Windows Media Player 9.0 must have been installed from the list of optional software components when WEPOS was installed.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The 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.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates