After Snipping Tool and different apps started experiencing crashes on Windows 11 this week, the software program big introduced the studies and supplied a workaround. Today, Microsoft has launched a minor replace KB5008295 for Windows 11 meant to repair the underlying concern behind these Snipping Tool crashes.
On October 31, a Microsoft’s digital certificates, which powers numerous companies on Windows 11, expired. When the digital certificates cease authenticating requests, many Windows 11 customers found that Snipping Tool began crashing with an error message stating “This app can’t open”.
Windows 11 KB5008295 is now accessible and it addresses a bug that closed Snipping Tool, Settings and different options fully on some techniques. Users additionally reported that they had been not ready to make use of their Windows 11 in S Mode units correctly as options like digital keyboard and emoji or clipboard panel had been crashing.
Fortunately, Microsoft has additionally addressed a recognized concern affecting Windows Settings and different pages on units working S-mode solely version of Windows 11.
How to put in KB5008295
(*11*), KB5008295 is on the market to testers within the Beta and Release Preview Channels solely. If you want to set up the emergency patch, you’ll want to hitch the Windows Insider program and choose “Release Preview Channel”, and verify for updates.
The replace is anticipated to exit beta testing in a couple of days and the repair may very well be bundled with November 2021 Patch Tuesday replace for Windows 11.
According to official launch notes, this patch fixes a recognized concern that prevented customers from accessing sure built-in apps or companies on Windows 11. This concern was flagged by customers over the weekend and it appears to stem from a digital certificates that expired October 31, 2021.
Installing the emergency patch also needs to handle issues when utilizing Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, Emoji Panel, IME UI, Tips app, and different bugs that prevented essential areas of Windows 11 like Start Menu and Settings app from opening on S-mode machines.
It’s price noting that the replace received’t change bump the system’s construct quantity or model quantity. To verify this hotfix is utilized to your system, open Windows Settings > Windows Update > Update historical past.
How to take care of Windows 11 crashes with out putting in Insider replace
If the Snipping Tool is just not crashing in your system, you’ll be able to set up Windows 11 KB5006746 as a substitute, which is on the market as an non-obligatory replace. Windows 11 KB4006746 is a part of the October 2021 Patch cycle and fixes a lot of the points, however Snipping Tool stays damaged for some.
In this case, you’ll be able to merely change the system date to October 31 and then revert to the most recent date to resolve points with Snipping Tool.
Microsoft has steered one other workaround, the place customers can use the well-known keyboard shortcut (WIN+Shift+S) or Print Screen key to seize the screenshot and paste it into their doc or MS Paint.
It’s actually not a great expertise, however the workaround seems to be working for everybody.