As Microsoft announced, an expired certificate can cripple some built-in Windows 11 applications. An optional update can help. Additionally, the updates that caused this problem have already been pulled. The snipping tool is still not working.
Microsoft is pulling updates for built-in apps
As a manufacturer in return Support-Dokument This shows, that many built-in apps like the Snipping Tool, First Steps app, touch keyboard, voice input, and emoji pad can be paralyzed by updates that import an expired certificate into Windows 11. For this reason, Microsoft has already pulled updates related to.
As of November 1, 2021, some users may not be able to open or use certain Windows built-in applications or parts of some built-in applications that do not have KB5006746 installed, which was released on October 21, 2021.
This is caused by an issue with the Microsoft digital certificate, which expired on October 31, 2021. Devices running in S mode are most likely to be affected.
Workaround: Installing KB5006746 released October 21, 2021 fixes the issues below. For instructions on how to do this, please see Windows Update.
Next steps: We’re working on a solution and will provide an update when more information becomes available.
Optional update partially corrects the certificate
With optional update KB5006746, which also brought the L3 cache fix for Ryzen processors among other things, the issues have already been largely resolved.
Users who have not yet installed this update must do so, otherwise the listed built-in apps will not work properly since October 31st.
Snipping Tool and S-Mode are still affected
The Snipping Tool still had an issue on some systems and could no longer be turned on. In S mode, some pages in the new settings and user account management no longer work properly. Microsoft has concluded that the company is currently working on a solution.
More information about the expired certificate issue and the current status can be found in the linked Microsoft thread Support Plattform Answers.
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