Due to an expired certificate, Microsoft has begun informing Windows 11 customers that certain functionalities in the operating system are failing to run.
Windows 11 is now preventing apps like the touch keyboard, Snipping Tool, and the emoji panel from opening due to the expiration on October 31st. It’s unclear how many people are affected by these flaws, but Microsoft has a patch (KB4006746) available in preview that must be manually installed. While this fixes the majority of issues, including the touch keyboard and emoji panel, Microsoft states that the Snipping Tool app is still broken.
The snipping tool issue is not resolved by the Windows 11 patch, thus the business has given a solution. “To mitigate the issue with the Snipping Tool.
Use the Print Screen key on your keyboard and paste the screenshot into your document. You can also paste it into Paint to select and copy the section you want.”, said Microsoft.
Since its formal release last month, Microsoft’s new operating system has been scrutinized. Users began to report performance issues with their PCs shortly after the release.
AMD, the company that makes computer processors, has acknowledged the problem. Following the installation of Windows 11, measured and functional L3 cache latency on a couple of the company’s processors rose by up to three times. Aside from that, the preferred cores did not preferentially schedule threads on a processor’s fastest core due to the issue. This problem caused problems for applications that rely on the performance of a single or a few CPU threads.
Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 issues arrive just two weeks after the company had to issue a patch to improve AMD CPU efficiency in the OS. In some video games, a computer virus was lowering Ryzen processors’ performance by as much as 15%.