The Redundant Stories of Windows 10 Bugs – Microsoft Confirms Another High CPU Usage Issue

Sep 17, 2019
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Microsoft has added another high CPU usage issue in the list of known Windows 10 bugs. This particular problem affects some IMEs, including the Chinese Simplified (ChsIME.EXE) and Chinese Traditional (ChtIME.EXE) with Changjie/Quick keyboard.

Oh, Microsoft... It's only Tuesday and it feels like we are already done with a month's worth of Windows 10 bug reporting. After Start menu, Search, high CPU usage, audio, and connectivity issues (most of them reported since September 10), it is now time for another problem that may result in high CPU usage.

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The Windows maker has said that the issue has been mitigated and a resolution will be offered in a future update. Unlike all the aforementioned issues, this particular bug isn't specific to Windows 10 version 1903 as almost all the versions of the operating system are affected.

Here is what this latest W10 problem is:

IME may become unresponsive or have High CPU usage

Some Input Method Editor (IME) may become unresponsive or may have high CPU usage. Affected IMEs include Chinese Simplified (ChsIME.EXE) and Chinese Traditional (ChtIME.EXE) with Changjie/Quick keyboard.

Affected platforms:

  • Client: Windows 10, version 1903; Windows 10, version 1809; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows 10, version 1803; Windows 10, version 1709; Windows 10, version 1703; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows 10, version 1607
  • Server: Windows Server, version 1903; Windows Server, version 1809; Windows Server 2019; Windows Server, version 1803; Windows Server, version 1709 ; Windows Server 2016

How to fix this Windows 10 IME bug

Microsoft has recommended the following steps to work around this particular problem.

  1. Select the Start button and type Services.
  2. Locate Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service.
  3. Double click on it and select Properties.
  4. Locate Startup type.
  5. Change it to Manual
  6. Select Ok.

"TabletInputService service is now in the default configuration and IME should work as expected," Microsoft wrote. The company will deliver a fix in a future Windows 10 release.

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