Windows 11: Out-of-band update KB5008295 fixes app start issues (2021/11/05)

Windows[German]Microsoft has released an unscheduled update KB5008295 for Windows 11 as of November 5, 2021. The purpose of this update is to fix the startup issues of the apps shipped with Windows 11. These apps have not been launching since November 1, 2021 because a certificate expired on October 31, 2021. This also fixes the Snipping tool that is on strike.


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The app problem

I had reported on the problems in the blog post Windows 11: Expired certificates block build-in apps from Nov. 1, 2021. But on Oct. 31, 2021, a certificate used to digitally sign apps expired. As a result, certain apps or applications included with Windows 11 will go on strike starting Nov. 1, 2021. This affects the following apps:

  • Snipping Tool
  • Accounts page and landing page in the Settings app (S mode only)
  • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel
  • Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)
  • Getting started and Tips

Microsoft had confirmed the issue as of Nov. 3, 2021, in this support document for Windows 11.

Update KB5008295 fixes the issue

The out-of-band update KB5008295 is supposed to solve the above-mentioned problem with apps no longer starting in Windows 11. Microsoft says:

Updates a known issue that may prevent some of you from opening or using certain built-in Windows apps, such as the Snipping Tool, Emoji Panel, or on-screen keyboard.

This non-security update includes quality improvements. Important changes:

  • Addresses a known issue that may prevent some users from opening or using certain built-in Windows apps or parts of some built-in apps. This issue occurs due to a Microsoft digital certificate that expires on October 31, 2021. This issue may affect the following:


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    • Snipping Tool

    • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji PanelTouch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel

    • Getting started and Tips

  • Addresses a known issue that prevents the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected (S-mode only).

The update is available via Windows Update, Windows Update for Business, Microsoft Update Catalog, and WSUS. Microsoft is not aware of any issues with this update. (via)


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