Microsoft releases KB5008295 update for Windows 11 to fix app problems

Windows 11

Just yesterday we wrote about a series of issues with apps in Windows 11. Users found that the Snipping Tools and various Windows settings did not work, something Microsoft has blamed on an expired certificate.

Now the company has released the KB5008295 update to address the problems, but not everyone is going to be able to install it just yet.

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At the moment, much to the annoyance of most people who are affected by the issues, the update is currently only being made available to users who are signed up to the Insider program. Specifically, it is testers in the Beta and Release Preview channels that are able to install the issue-fixing update, and it’s not clear quite when the patch will get a wider release.

Writing about the release, Microsoft says:

Hello Windows Insiders, today we're releasing Windows 11 KB5008295 to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.

This update includes the following improvements:

  • We fixed a known issue that might prevent some users from opening or using certain built-in Windows apps or parts of some built-in apps. This issue occurs because of a Microsoft digital certificate that expired October 31, 2021. This issue might affect the following applications:
    • Snipping Tool
    • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel
    • Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)
    • Getting started and Tips
  • We fixed a known issue that prevents the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected (S-mode only).

Please note: After installing KB5008295, the build number will not be revised or show as updated in "winver" or other areas in the OS. To confirm this update is installed, please check Settings > Windows Update > Update history.

Thanks,
The Windows Insider Program Team

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