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    Alex pointed this out earlier, but I wanted to bubble this up to the blog site:
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2400001

      Why not sign with new certificates and refresh the apps ?

    • #2400037

      Microsoft just released a patch (KB5008295) to fix this problem.

      Releasing Windows 11 KB5008295 to Beta and Release Preview Channels

    • #2400136
    • #2400209

      I don’t understand why applications working on your local computer, not dealing with the internet, should stop working because of an expired certificate. What happened to the concept of “degrade gracefully” – even if for some reason they contact Microsoft, why should they stop working? But then, I’ve always thought that “operating system as a service” is just a terribly stupid idea.

      • #2400224

        In this specific case the experience pack – of which snipping tool is part – was signed with an expiring developer code signature.  This is done to ensure that people can’t run a beta indefinitely.  So when the dev signature expired, the system said “oops sorry, can’t run”.

        In general these certificate signing is internal to the operating system in it’s checking and that’s why you can trick it by setting back the clock.

        Bottom line someone screwed up and didn’t do the final  release to manufacturing process for Windows 11. (anyone who is old enough to remember when Small Business Server 2003 also had a date bug right after it was released, it’s the same concept).

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        • #2400334

          Thank you. That was my post – forgot to sign in – and it’s somewhat reassuring to know that this was a “beta” issue and a mature app shouldn’t suddenly stop working at some future point.

          Win 7 Pro, 64-Bit, Group B ESU,Ivy Bridge i3-3110M, 2.4GHz, 4GB, XP Mode VM, WordPerfect
    • #2400452

      This out-of-band non-security update cures the certificate problem:

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

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