Windows 11 update check

Windows 11 update KB5008295 fixes Snipping Tool and other apps problems

Microsoft quickly pushes a preview of an update to fix Snipping Tool and other features problems on Windows 11.

  • Windows 11 gets the update KB5008295 in the Beta and Release Preview channel.
  • The update KB5008295 fixes Snipping Tool, Get started, and tips apps.
  • It also addresses problems with the Touch Keyboard, Emoji Panel, and other features.
  • The update is yet not available for the stable version of Windows 11.

Microsoft has made available the update KB5008295 for Windows 11 to address the issues with the Snipping Tool and other system apps that may not run correctly. However, the update isn’t fully available. Instead, the update is currently available as a preview in the Beta and Release Preview Channels of the Windows Insider Program.

According to the official notes, certain apps like Snipping Tool, Get started, Tips, and other Windows features like Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, Emoji Panel, and Input Method Editor UI (IME UI), suddenly stopped working because the Microsoft digital certificate expired on October 31, 2021.

The update KB5008295 addresses the digital certificate problem on Windows 11, and it fixes another known issue that prevents the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected (S-mode only).

After installing this update KB5008295 through the Windows Update settings, the version number won’t change. If you want to confirm whether the update has been applied, you need to go to Settings > Windows Update > Update history.

Although the update is not yet available for the stable version of Windows 11, the company is expected to start pushing the fixes quickly to all users.

Update November 5, 2021: Microsoft is now offering the update KB5008295 for devices in the stable channel. You can get it now from Settings > Windows Update, and click the Check for updates button. You can also download it manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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