The screen saver does not automatically start in Windows XP Tablet PC edition

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As a member of the Power Users administrative group, you successfully log on to a system that is running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition for the second time. After you do this, the screen saver does not automatically start.
This problem occurs because of a desktop handle memory leak that is exposed by Windows CardSpace.

Hotfix information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft download center:
DownloadDownload the WindowsXP-KB920142-v4-x86-ENU.exe package now.

Release Date: February 27, 2007

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.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

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.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For more information about software update terminology, 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
For more information about Windows CardSpace, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Article ID: 920142 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 16:46:08 - Revision: 5.0

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