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Windows 11 KB5008295 Arrives To Fix Built-In App Certificate Woes

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Microsoft released Windows 11 KB5008295 to Beta and Release Preview members of the Windows Insider Program to address problems affecting several built-in apps.

"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," Microsoft said. "This issue occurs because of a Microsoft digital certificate that expired October 31, 2021."

The company said the list of affected programs includes:

  • Snipping Tool
  • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel
  • Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)
  • Getting started and Tips

Microsoft said this build also "fixed a known issue that prevents the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected" when Windows 11 is in the slimmed down S Mode that limits the system to Microsoft Store apps and the Edge browser.

Interestingly, the company said the "build number will not be revised or show as updated in 'winver' or other areas in the OS" after KB5008295's installed. Windows Insider Program members have to confirm the update's installed via Settings.

We first reported on the app certificate issues yesterday, and Microsoft offered some rather interesting workarounds for its apps. For example, the company suggested that users rely on the legacy Print Screen key in place of the Snipping Tool.

  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    Remind me again why people are rushing to Windows 11?
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  • ThatMouse
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Remind me again why people are rushing to Windows 11?

    Windows 10 has two snipping tools, sure, and you could get by with just those two. But Windows 11 brings us a 3rd snipping tool! I don't know how I lived before Windows 11.
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  • danger007
    It shows you for all the "security" and "great features" this was a dud on release. Maybe if they didn't spend so much time on trying to prevent some older Intel CPU's from working and focusing on finding you lacking on any hardware category it made a requirement (I think collusion with hardware since many that run win 10 find out there system is a no go for win 11.

    It also shows Microsoft has yet to figure out how to release an OS without the flurry of just dumb bugs. Especially something they are making a big deal about, security and they forget to update their own certificate, sorry this is by far the worst Microsoft Corp. to date in terms of trying to get its OS out to as many users to convert them as quickly as possible. With people struggling to pay rent, mortgages. tuition, and other issues relating to the covid 19 damage to the economy Microsoft making users buy whole new systems or having to upgrade mobo and cpu, was not the way to help the economy as just like with win 10 and win 7, I see a very slow adoption rate and maybe even slower due to the hardware requirements putting most systems in the can't work with and the cost of some of the parts needed to meet the requirements, I see many people putting off upgrading their systems or buying new ones for 2-3 years, since Win 10 has support for I think 2025 or 2026.
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  • hotaru251
    the slimmed down S Mode that limits the system to Microsoft Store apps and the Edge browser.


    who the frick would WANT that....

    Really need linux to become more adopted mainstream and by game devs/program devs.

    MS keeps doing crap that msot users wont want/use.
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  • kal326
    hotaru251 said:
    Really need linux to become more adopted mainstream and by game devs/program devs.
    Steamdeck will likely give this a big push. Amazingly this comes around and Linux finally gets anti cheat support and games that weren’t on it because of the lack of support. Now the rest of the programs… well that’s coming around slowly, but slowly. Microsoft loves Linux right? Well allegedly at least.
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  • kal326
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Remind me again why people are rushing to Windows 11?
    I don’t know that they are aside from anyone buying a PC that isn’t old stock is getting Windows 11 by default now. Even MS said that unless people explicitly search out upgrade installers it was going to slow roll out 11 in batches of existing users through early next year.
    Also for bleeding edge, I don’t install anything right out of the gate OS wise anymore unless I have a dedicated testing machine or VM. Everyone is releasing buggy stuff and provides little to no reason to risk a daily driver or business machine over some new “only in this release or higher” upgrade.
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