This week, we saw how users complained about issues with certain applications when running on Windows 11. Although initially it was only the Snipping tool, we later learned that they were more affected and Microsoft, once known, was quick to find the solution.

The Redmond-based company has released an update for Windows 11 that can now be downloaded by all users who are part of the Insider program and who are in the beta and release preview channels. A patch intended to return the use of all these applications to normal.

Patch available

Microsoft has announced via the support page that the KB5008295 patch for Windows 11 will be released in the Beta and Release Preview channels within the Windows Insider program. A fix that focuses on fixing the issue with certain apps closing.

It was at the beginning of this week that the first complaints related to forced shutdowns started to appear, first with the Snipping Tool and then, supported by Microsoft, with other applications.

A problem apparently related to an expired certificate for which there were only two temporary solutions, the easiest being to change the date on the PC to “cheat” Windows. This is what Microsoft details on the support page.

Addresses a known issue that could prevent some users from opening or using certain built-in Windows apps or parts of certain built-in apps. This issue occurs because of a Microsoft digital certificate that expired on October 31, 2021. This issue can affect the following applications:

Capture Tool Touch keyboard, voice input, and emoji panel Input Method Editor user interface (UI IME) First steps and tips Addresses a known issue that prevents the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected (only in S mode).

They also inform that after installing KB5008295, the build number will not be changed or displayed as updated in “winver” or other areas of the operating system.

The fix can be downloaded in the usual way, it is “Settings> Update & security> Windows update”. To confirm that you have installed this hotfix, just go to the “Settings” section and under “Windows Update” check the “Update history”.

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