By Andrew Orlowski in San Francisco
Published Wednesday 6th July 2005 00:18 GMT
"Microsoft has finally issued a patch for a notorious bug in the Tablet PC edition of Windows XP.
The bug is a memory leak in the default digitizer that ships with the system, and has been irking users for over a year. The digitizer process gradually ate up all available system memory, grinding the machine to a halt, and necessitating a reboot.
Microsoft had failed to acknowledge the issue at all throughout 2004, forcing users to cobble together a batch file which killed and restarted the leaky process. After coverage here at The Register in January, Microsoft acknowledged the bug but didn't promise when a fix would be issued."
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