Microsoft has begun warning users of its new Windows 11 operating system that some features and system applications will not load due to an expired certificate.
The certificate expired on October 31st. Microsoft has confirmed that some Windows 11 users won’t be able to open apps such as the Snipping Tool, the touch keyboard, or the emoji panel. Also, many other familiar OS functions do not work.
Microsoft has already started preparing updates with a fix. At the moment, users are offered a patch for some of the problems under the number KB4006746. It is currently in a preliminary stage and if you wish, you need to manually install it via Windows Update.
The KB4006746 update should fix the touch keyboard, voice input, emoji panel, and problems with the Getting Started and Tips sections in Windows 11. However, KB4006746 does not yet resolve issues with the Snipping Tool.
There’s also a major cumulative update in the pipeline that fixes all of these glitches. However, the update labeled KB5008295 has just begun testing and is currently available to participants in the Windows Insider testing program.