Microsoft KB Archive/924924
Article ID: 924924
Article Last Modified on 10/17/2006
- Windows Vista Business
- Windows Vista Enterprise
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Home Premium
- Windows Vista Starter
- Windows Vista Ultimate
- Microsoft Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 2
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No formal product support is available from Microsoft for this Beta product. For information about how to obtain support for a Beta release, see the documentation that is included with the Beta product files, or check the Web location where you downloaded the release.
This article describes the available updates for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1).
Note Support for Windows Vista Beta 2 ended with the release of Windows Vista RC1. We recommend that you upgrade to the most recent public build of Windows Vista RC1 to receive all released service packages. Contact the person or organization that provided you with Windows Vista Beta 2 to determine whether Windows Vista RC1 is available to you for testing.
Note This Microsoft Knowledge Base article (924924) contains all the available information for the updates that are listed here. Separate articles that describe the individual updates in more detail are unavailable.
Available updates for Windows Vista RC1
- Microsoft Office Word 2003 may stop responding
When you perform either of the following actions on a Windows Vista-based computer, Word 2003 may stop responding:
- You try to select text in Word 2003.
- You try to enter text in Word 2003 by using the Tablet PC Input Panel for handwriting recognition or by using the Windows Speech Recognition component.
When this problem occurs, Task Manager reports that the Winword.exe process is using 100 percent of CPU resources. You cannot save your work. You must use Task Manager to end this process.
A resolution for this problem is available as an optional update on the Windows Update Web site and on the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Windows Vista RC1 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2
Windows Vista RC1 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions)
- Applications that are installed by using Microsoft Windows Installer and that create a Windows NT service-based COM server during the installation may fail
An application that is installed by using Windows Installer and that creates a Windows NT service-based Component Object Model (COM) server may fail. This problem occurs because a call made by the Windows Installer to resolve a CLSID fails. The call fails because the application that owns the CLSID has not finished installing. COM then treats the Windows Installer failure as fatal. This behavior causes the call to register the class object to fail. The installed application’s service treats this failure as non-fatal. The service continues running although the COM object is inaccessible. Therefore, the application may stop responding or fail.
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Windows Vista RC1 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server RC1
Windows Vista RC1 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server RC1 (x64 Editions)
Windows Vista RC1 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server RC1 (Itanium-based Systems)
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