Microsoft releases small update to Windows 11 Beta, Release Preview Insiders to fix issues with opening built-in apps

Arif Bacchus

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Late this afternoon Microsoft released a new Windows 11 build to both Beta and Release Preview Windows Insiders. The new build comes with a couple of fixes, mainly for the issue where the Snipping Tool and built-in apps might not launch. Have a look below for the full changelogs with today’s KB5008295 release.

  • 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. This issue occurs because of a Microsoft digital certificate that expired October 31, 2021. This issue might affect the following applications:

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

  • We fixed a known issue that prevents the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected (S-mode only).

There are not any known issues with this build. Microsoft just wants Windows Insiders to know that after installing KB5008295, the build number will not be revised or show as updated in “winver” or other areas in the OS. Happy downloading, Windows Insiders!