The Search feature of the Handwriting recognition personalization tool is unavailable, and the accuracy of the tool decreases

The Search feature of the Handwriting recognition personalization tool is unavailable, and the accuracy of the tool decreases

Article ID : 953501
Last Review : June 3, 2008
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

The Search feature of the Handwriting recognition personalization tool is unavailable, and the accuracy of the tool decreases.

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CAUSE

This issue occurs when either of the following conditions is true:

• Windows Vista is activated after the 30-day activation period

This issue can occur when you activate Windows Vista at startup after the 30-day activation period. After you install Windows Vista, there is an activation period of 30 days for activating Windows online. Activation is required. If this period expires, the next time that you start the computer, the activation of Windows Vista becomes mandatory. Otherwise, Windows Vista enters reduced functionality mode.

When you activate Windows Vista after the 30-day activation period, the Search feature of the Handwriting recognition personalization tool is turned off during Windows Vista activation, and the Search feature does not turn back on.

For more information about reduced functionality mode in Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

925582 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=925582/) The behavior of reduced functionality mode in Windows Vista
• Indexing Options are reset to default settings

This issue occurs when the Indexing Options for Windows Vista desktop search are reset to default settings. When this occurs, the Search feature of the Handwriting recognition personalization tool may be turned off.

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RESOLUTION

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=322756/) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To resolve this issue, you have to check the Windows Vista registry for a specific registry subkey. If that subkey is present, you have to delete the InputPersonalization registry subkey, and then you must restart Windows Vista.

Note When you delete the InputPersonalization subkey, this forces the Handwriting recognition personalization tool to re-create the InputPersonalization registry subkey. When the InputPersonalization subkey is re-created, the Search feature is reactivated.

To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click StartStart, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
User If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
2. Locate and then click the following subkey in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows Search Gathering Manager Applications Windows PluginManagers 3
3. If the subkey in step 2 is present, locate and then click the following subkey in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft InputPersonalization
4. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click Yes.
5. Exit Registry Editor.
6. Restart Windows Vista.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Service Pack 1
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Starter
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business N
• Windows Vista Home Basic N
• Windows Vista Home Basic N 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition

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Keywords: 
kbregistry kbactivation kbexpertisebeginner kbtshoot kbprb KB953501

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