Consider the following scenario:

  • You host active server pages (ASP webpages) on a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device that includes ASP web components. For example, you configure the device to be an ASP web server.

  • Some ASP webpages use implicit type conversion. For example, a webpage includes the following Microsoft Visual Basic script code to do implicit type conversion from an integer to a string:

    DIM varValue
    varValue = 0
  • These webpages have the auto-refresh property configured. For example, one webpage includes the following HTML attribute to refresh the webpage every second:

  • Many client requests to go to the webpages are sent to the device.

In this scenario, the device may experience an "out of memory" issue.


This problem occurs because of a memory leak that occurs when there is an implicit type conversion. Also, the HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" attribute may speed up the memory leak.


Software update information

Download information

The Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (February 2013) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:

Windows Embedded Compact 7 updatesThe kind of processor that each file applies to is visible in the name of each file in the "File information" section.


This update is supported only if all previous updates for this product are 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

The English version of this software update package 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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