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FIX: The memory for an application increases for each file that you transfer when you transfer media from a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows XP to a portable device

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

When you use an application to transfer media from a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows XP to a portable device, the memory for the application increases for each file that you transfer. The memory increase may cause the application to stop responding (hang) or to crash. This problem occurs when you transfer audio, video, or pictures.
This problem occurs because a memory leak occurs in a component that is used to transfer media to the portable device.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, obtain the hotfix from the Microsoft Download Center.

Download information

The following files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
Windows Vista, 32-bit versions (all languages)
DownloadDownload the Windows6.0-KB944882-x86.msu package now.
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions (all languages)
DownloadDownload the Windows6.0-KB944882-x64.msu package now.
Windows XP, x86-based versions
DownloadDownload the WindowsMedia11-KB944882-x86-INTL.exe package now.
Windows XP, x64-based versions
DownloadDownload the WindowsMedia11-KB944882-x64-INTL.exe package now.

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
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File information

The global 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
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Portabledevicewmdrm.mofNot Applicable3,09207-Jan-200706:06Not Applicable
Windows XP
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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

Article ID: 944882 - Last Review: 12/14/2007 22:14:27 - Revision: 1.1

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