Microsoft fixes Windows 11 features failing due to an expired certificate

Microsoft has corrected several Windows 11 features that were not loading after an expired certificate was discovered. Since October 31st, a certificate that expired had prevented some Windows 11 users from opening apps such as the Snipping Tool and touch keyboard or the Emoji Panel. Microsoft warned Windows 11 users earlier this week about these issues and released an update today.
Voice typing was also affected as well as the tips and getting started sections of Windows 11. Microsoft began testing a fix for the issues with Beta and Release Preview users of Windows 11 late yesterday. The fix has been released to all Windows 11 users today.

Microsoft is releasing an Out-of-band (OOB) update (KB5008295) today to completely resolve a set of issues affecting the Snipping Tool, Touch Keyboard, some built-in apps and S Mode on Windows 11. Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) November 5, 2021

Windows 11 users should be offered the KB5008295 upgrade. It will automatically download from Windows Update. Microsoft states that this patch requires a reboot and will fix all issues related to the expired certificate.

Microsoft responded quickly to these issues after it discovered that the certificate issue had been reported by Microsoft on Monday. Microsoft is not known for issuing out-of-band security patches for Windows operating systems. This is the first of several emergency fixes for Windows 11.

Microsoft's Windows 11 update comes two weeks after it had to fix AMD CPU performance issues in the OS. In certain games, a bug caused Ryzen processors to slow down by as much as 15%.