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Highlights

  • Updates a known issue that might prevent some of you from opening or using certain built-in Windows apps, such as the Snipping Tool, the Emoji Panel, or the Touch Keyboard. 

Improvements and fixes

This non-security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:

  • Addresses 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:

    • Snipping Tool

    • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel

    • Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)

    • Getting started and Tips

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

Known issues in this update

Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues with this update.

How to get this update

Install this update

Release Channel

Available

Next Step

Windows Update or Microsoft Update

Yes

None. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update.

Windows Update for Business

Yes

None. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update in accordance with configured policies.

Microsoft Update Catalog

Yes

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Yes

This update will automatically sync with WSUS if you configure Products and Classifications as follows:

Product: Windows 11

Classification: Security Updates

Windows Out-of-the-box Experience (OOBE)

Yes

This update is installed during the Windows 11 OOBE process if an internet connection is available during the OOBE process.

Restart information

You must restart your device after you apply this update.

Important: After installing this update, the build number will not be revised or show as updated in “winver” or other areas in the OS. To confirm this update is installed, check Settings > Windows Update > Update history.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update 5008295

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