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Windows 11 KB5008295 is a non-security update that patches some issues

Windows 11 gets the first out-of-band update so far (Source: Microsoft)
Windows 11 gets the first out-of-band update (Source: Microsoft)
Shortly after confirming that one expired Microsoft digital certificate lead to various problems with Windows 11 apps such as the Snipping Tool, Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, Emoji Panel, Getting started and Tips, as well as other areas, the company issued an out-of-band update to iron them out.

One month since its arrival, Windows 11 has just received a non-security update that was necessary due to some annoying bugs that were recently confirmed by Microsoft. Labeled KB5008295, the update is now available to all Windows 11 users via the following channels: Windows Update or Microsoft Update, Windows Update for Business, Microsoft Update Catalog, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

According to Microsoft, the issue ironed out by this patch prevented some users from opening or using some Windows apps, such as the Snipping Tool, the Emoji Panel, or the Touch Keyboard. The issue was caused by a Microsoft digital certificate that expired October 31, 2021. In addition to the tools mentioned above, it also affected the Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI) and the Getting started and Tips area.

While the problems mentioned so far were caused by an expired digital certificate, the issue that prevents the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected, but only in S-mode, had a different cause. Microsoft failed to disclose it so far, but it is important that they patched this issue.

After the installation of this update, the build number will not change. To confirm that everything is in place, the user should check out Settings > Windows Update > Update history. The detailed information regarding this update can be found on this page.

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Codrut Nistor
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Codrut Nistor, 2021-11- 6 (Update: 2022-04-29)