September 22, 2020

IME for Chinese and Japanese bugs in Windows 10 v2004

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Microsoft rolled out cumulative updates to supported versions of Windows 10 on regular Patch Tuesday update day to fix some known issues and some critical security vulnerabilities.

The cumulative update KB4565503 for Windows 10 v2004 also brings new problems, “users of the Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) for Chinese and Japanese might receive an error, or the app might stop responding or close when attempting to drag using the mouse.

new Start Menu Windows 10

For users who use Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) for Chinese and Japanese, you can go to the set input method settings to set the previous version of Microsoft IME.

  1. Select Start, type Settings and select it or press enter.
  2.  Type IME settings into the search box within Settings and select the IME settings that are appropriate to your language, for example Japanese IME Settings.
  3. Select General.
  4. Turn on Use previous version of Microsoft IME.

In addition, users who use the Microsoft Office series suite are strongly reminded to temporarily switch to other input methods. This bug may cause office software to crash.

If you do not use automatic saving or OneDrive, it may cause some data loss after a crash, so it is recommended to switch to another input method and wait for the repair.