Windows 11 KB5008295 for Insiders: Beta and Release Preview

Microsoft has released a minor update for Windows 11 on the Beta and Release Preview channels. The update…

Windows 11 KB5008295 Beta Release Preview Channels

Microsoft has released a minor update for Windows 11 on the Beta and Release Preview channels. The update KB5008295 fixes only 2 minor issues reported by the users through the Feedback Hub. That said, the glitches that have been fixed would impact significantly.

Since almost everyone on the Windows platform uses various apps and tools, the fix introduced resolves the issue of several of them not operating as they are supposed to.

Since it is a minor update, installing KB5008295 will not upgrade your OS build. Therefore, if you are subscribed to either the Beta or the Release Preview channel on a Windows 11 PC, and all updates have been installed including KB5008295, your build should be 22000.282.

Windows 11 Build 22000.282 on Beta channel

You can check your operating system’s version and build by typing in winver in Run. Let us now see what exactly this update fixes, and how you can install it.

Updates and Fixes

KB5008295 fixes a known issue that occurs due to an expired certificate which was only valid till October 31st, 2021. Certificates are digitally signed files that authenticate the authority of an element. In Window’s case, some certificates are signed by Microsoft to ensure certain permissions.

Due to this expired certificate, users on the previous flights were unable to interact with certain built-in applications in Windows 11, as they did not open or parts of the apps did not function correctly. The following applications were affected by this problem:

  • Snipping Tool
  • Touch Keyboard
  • Voice Typing
  • The Emoji Panel
  • Input Method Editor User Interface (IME UI)
  • Gettings Started
  • Tips

Installing KB5008295 will resolve this issue.

Another significant problem that has been fixed in this update is the opening of the Start Menu and the Settings app as they should while the device is in S-mode.

How to Install KB5008295

Since this is an Insider release, the update is not yet available through Microsoft Catalog for a standalone installation. You can, however, install it using Windows Update. Before that, you must make sure that your device is running Windows 11 and subscribed to either the Beta or the Release Preview channel.

Download and install Windows 11 ISO now!

To install KB5008295, open the Settings app and click Windows Update on the left. You will then see the following written in the right-hand pane:

2021-11 Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5008295)

The update will begin downloading automatically. When it does, click Install Now.

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Install KB5008295 now

Since it is a small update, it should take no more than 5 minutes to install. When it does, click Restart Now and your device will reboot.

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Restart device to implement the fixes

When the reboot completes, the update should be successfully installed. Since the build does not upgrade with this update, you can confirm that it has been installed by rechecking for pending updates through the Windows Update Settings page.

Rollback/remove Windows 11 Insider Preview update

If you do not wish to keep the installed preview update for some reason, you can always roll back to the previous build of the OS. However, this can only be performed within the next 10 days after installing the new update.

To roll back after 10 days, you will need to apply this trick.

Cleanup after installing Windows Updates

If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands one after the other in Command Prompt with administrative privileges:

dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
dism cleanup
DISM Cleanup

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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