The out of the band update KB5008295 is out now for supported OS. Here are links to download KB5008295 offline installer for Windows 11.
Just yesterday, Microsoft released an out of the band cumulative update for all Windows 11 users. Specifically, users running v21H2 or higher. Initially, the update was only released of Windows 11 Insiders running Beta, Dev, or Release Preview version. However, it them made its way to regular users. As usual, you will find the links to download KB5008295 under the main download section. Click on the link and then click the download button to download the KB5008295 offline installer.
Major changes in KB5008295 update
As always, the update is pretty eventful yet very targeted. Mainly, the updates fixes many app crashes users experiencing from the previous update. For example, ever since the previous update, many users are unable to open the Snipping Tool, use Narrator, touch keyboard, Start menu, Settings app, etc. This update will fix those problems. Other than the fixes for app crashes, the update has almost nothing.
That being said, being a cumulative update, it will automatically install required previous updates and dependencies in the process of installing itself. However, that shouldn’t be a problem.
If you are facing frequent app crashes then I recommend you install the KB5008295 update as soon as possible to solve the problem. As I said earlier, you will find the direct links to download the KB5008295 offline installer down below. The update will also be automatically installed via the Settings app on all supported systems.
Download KB5008295 offline installer
As always, the KB5008295 update is available as an offline installer via the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Go to this webpage, find your Windows 10 version and click the “Download” button next. Another window or tab will open. Here, click the available link, and the offline installer is downloaded to your computer. After downloading, double-click on the installer and follow the wizard to install KB5008295. Remember that the update will only install if it is supported. Also, it might download additional updates or dependencies if required.
KB5008295 full changelog
- Addresses a known issue that might prevent some users from opening or using certain built-in Windows apps or parts of some built-in apps. This issue occurs because of a Microsoft digital certificate that expired October 31, 2021. This issue might affect the following:
- Snipping Tool
- Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel
- Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)
- Getting started and Tips
- Addresses a known issue that prevents the Start menu and Settings app from opening as expected (S-mode only).
That is it.