The "Turn off display" option does not work correctly on a Tablet PC that is running Windows Vista if you set a programmable button that is associated with the "Press and hold" list

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On a Tablet PC that is running Windows Vista, if you set a programmable button that is associated with the Press and hold list to turn off your display, the Turn off display option does not work correctly. You expect the display to turn off until user input or a wake event wakes the computer. However, the display turns off only briefly.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

After you install the hotfix, the Turn off display option is removed from the Press and hold list. A 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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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.

Windows Vista, 32-bit versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
X86_27b64c10548534d59740e02b08052898_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20694_none_8015e2a13187a716.manifestNot Applicable70905-Oct-200717:10Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-tabletpc-controlpanel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20694_none_ddb98043772db60a.manifestNot Applicable14,46505-Oct-200717:10Not Applicable
Tabletpc.cpl6.0.6000.20694691,20005-Oct-200703:17Not Applicable

Windows Vista, 64-bit versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_ce195ceb8b5f3a713b8759c8cabf7901_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20694_none_32c39ed7c2ff93d2.manifestNot Applicable71305-Oct-200717:10Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-tabletpc-controlpanel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20694_none_39d81bc72f8b2740.manifestNot Applicable14,50505-Oct-200717:16Not Applicable
Tabletpc.cpl6.0.6000.20694761,34405-Oct-200703:59Not Applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
For more information about the programmable tablet buttons, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about how to customize the actions of the tablet buttons, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Article ID: 943397 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:52:57 - Revision: 2.1

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