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Microsoft has confirmed an issue in Windows 11 affecting the Snipping Tool, Touch Keyboard, some built-in apps, and S Mode. Now, a small patch has been released that aims to fix the problem behind these lockdowns.

Fixed a bug with Windows 11 KB5008295 that completely affected the Snipping Tool, Settings, and other features. Users have also reported that they are no longer able to properly use S Mode devices in Windows 11 as features such as the virtual keyboard, emoji or clipboard panel have crashed. Fortunately, Microsoft has fixed all of these problems.

KB5008295 was previously released to Windows Insiders on the Beta and Release Preview Channels. This update is now available for all Windows 11 users. You can access the new update through Windows Update, Windows Update for Business and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Windows 11 KB5008295 Fixes

    • Resolved an issue that could prevent some users from opening or using certain built-in Windows apps, parts of some built-in apps. This issue is caused by a Microsoft digital certificate that expires on October 31, 2021. The applications affected are as follows:
      -Snipping tool
      -Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing and Emoji Panel
      -Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)
      -Getting Started and Tips
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected (S mode only).

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