Some applications included with Windows 11 currently have massive problems. That’s behind the problem, and that’s what Microsoft says about it.
Windows 11: some applications are currently having problems, the reason
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Windows 11 problems (here for the mega test). Various applications and functions provided with Windows 11 are partially and / or temporarily unusable by users. This affects, among other things, the cropping tool and the so-called emoji selector (it can be activated using the Windows key +.). The reason for the problem: Microsoft was unable to update the digital certificates required to operate the applications. Some users using Windows 11 in S mode are even worse affected, because the start menu can even go on strike here.
Microsoft is already working on a patch that can be installed through Windows Update or by manual download. Microsoft has provided a list of affected applications, which includes the applications:
As the list shows, only a few applications are of great importance in everyday PC life. The touch keyboard and voice input are important functions for using a device in tablet mode. It’s most annoying when the start menu doesn’t work. Here you can temporarily use Windows key + R to start programs.
The solution will come on next week’s patch day.
Microsoft refers to update KB5006746 of October 21, 2021 as a fix to the problem. It is currently only available in the preview version. The final version will be released on patch day next week. The easiest way to download and apply the preview version of cumulative update KB5006746 is to go to the Windows Settings menu, then Update and Security, Windows Update. Navigate to the “Optional Updates Available” section and look for that particular patch.
You can also apply the patch manually
Download it here from the Microsoft Update Catalog
. Just make sure you download the correct patch, as there are patches for X86 PCs (Intel Core and AMD Ryzen) and ARM-powered PCs.
Initially only for Windows Insiders, Microsoft released update KB5008295 on Friday night (November 5). With this update then
it says in the release notes,
will solve the problem.
Windows 10 users are not affected by this bug, Microsoft explains. Even if you are not affected by this bug, Microsoft will update your PC next Tuesday, Patch Day in November, so it should go away anyway.
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