Windows 11 out-of-band update fixes issues affecting Snipping Tool and other inbox apps

Microsoft has released today an out-of-band update (KB5008295) for Windows 11 to address some issues affecting the Snipping Tool, Touch Keyboard, some built-in apps and S Mode on Windows 11. This is the same patch that the company released for Windows 11 testers in the Beta and Release Preview channels yesterday.

The company previously explained that the cause of these issues was the expiration of a Microsoft digital certificate on October 31. Since then, some Windows 11 users have been unable to use certain built-in Windows apps or parts of some built-in apps, including Snipping Tool.

You can find more details about the fixes in the KB5008295 out-of-band update below:

  • Addresses 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:
  • Snipping Tool
  • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel
  • Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)
  • Getting started and Tips
  • Addresses a known issue that prevents the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected (S-mode only).

Today's out-of-band update should be installed automatically on all Windows 11 PCs via Windows Update. However, if you've been affected by the aforementioned issues, you can install the patch now by checking for updates manually.

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