Microsoft has released Hotfix for Windows 11 because some users may no longer be able to launch certain Microsoft programs. The cause of the problem is, for example, an expired certificate blocking the sniping tool.
Anyone already using Microsoft’s new Windows 11 operating system has been experiencing unusual issues for the past few days. Due to the expired certificate, which is only valid until October 31, some Microsoft programs such as the Sniping Tool or the on-screen keyboard can no longer be launched.
Microsoft has now released an unplanned emergency update to quickly fix this problem and make the programs reusable. According to Microsoft, the Windows update with the identifier KB5008295 is already being distributed to all computers after only one day on the beta and preview channel. Users who are unable to start any of the specified programs should, if necessary, start the installation manually via Windows Update.
In addition to the expired certificate, Microsoft has fixed another bug with KB5008295, which prevents some users from opening the Start menu and Windows settings. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not revealed what caused this problem. Source: According to Microsoft, installing KB5008295 will not change the build number of Windows 11 because it is only a hotfix. Whether the update is already installed can only be determined from the update history.
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The following programs were affected by a certification error:
- Sniping tool
- Touch the keyboard
- Voice typing
- Emoji panel
- Input Mode Editor User Interface (IME UI)
- Getting Started
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