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Windows 11 apps crash due to expired certificate

Microsoft advises that some applications and features in Windows 11 are crashing. This is due to an expired certificate issue. A fix exists, but it is intended to be partial since some problems are still there.

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Bugs to open applications on Windows 11

The certificate expired on October 31, and Microsoft is warning that some Windows 11 users are unable to open apps including the Screenshot tool, touch keyboard, or emojis panel. An error message is displayed on the screen.

A patch is available to resolve some of these issues, but it must be installed manually through Windows Update. The patch, KB4006746, fixes the bug with touchscreen keyboard, voice typing, opening the emoji panel, as well as issues with the Windows 11 startup and tips section.

Despite the patch, the bug with the Screenshot tool is still relevant. “To alleviate the problem with the Screen Capture tool, use the Print Screen key on your keyboard and paste the capture into your document. You can also paste it into Paint to select and copy the section you want », says Microsoft. “We are working to resolve issues with the Screen Capture tool and Windows S mode. We will inform you as soon as we have more information », adds the group.

A trick to regain normal use of the Screen Capture tool is to change the Windows 11 date to October 30, for example. It is possible to return to the current date once the application is open.

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