Windows 11 is available for three weeks, Microsoft wants most users running Windows 10 to check if their PC is compatible to upgrade. While most of the devices older than 3 years may not be eligible, Redmond giant is sending a PC Health Check app to all Windows 10 PCs through Windows Update with KB5005463. If automatic updates are enabled, you may have the app installed already.
Microsoft PC Health Check App
Microsoft initially launched PC Health Check App for insiders to check if their system configuration meets with Windows 11 requirements. The company released an updated version recently and made it available for manual download here.
It’s worth noting that the PC Health Check app is available as a separate download for Insiders and the public.
Windows Update installs PC Health Check on Windows 10 2004 or later versions
Microsoft is delivering a PC Health Check Application to Windows 10 users via Windows Update. The KB5005463 update has been rolling out Windows 10 version 2004 and later versions for a week.
Microsoft confirms the App won’t be installed on Windows 11 devices in this fashion
The support page says The PC Health Check application ” includes diagnostics to monitor device health and troubleshooting to improve performance”.
While KB5005463 is an update, it may not appear under “installed Updates” to uninstall.
If your device already does not support Windows 11 Upgrade and if you’ve felt PC Health check as unwanted bloat, you can remove it this way.
How to Uninstall PC Health Check from Windows 10
- Open Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features
- Select “Windows PC Health Check‘”
- Click Uninstall.
- Open Settings
- Visit Apps > Apps & Features
- Search for ” Windows PC Health Check”, click on the 3-dot icon for the result displayed, and click Uninstall.
Microsoft says the app updates itself automatically and users can’t turn off automatic updates for PC Health Check App.
Note: This is not a surprise approach, Microsoft was familiar with using this sort of method with Windows 10 also.
3 ways to download the PC Health Check app
- Link 1: Windows Insider Preview PC Health Check App
- Link 2: PC Health Check App
As of today, by using either of the above links you can download the PC Health Check App in MSI format of size 13.6 MB.
Note: The app installed by Windows 10 update may contain more features and improvements.
- To download the PC Health Check app via Windows Update on Windows 10, visit Settings > Windows Update and check for Updates.
Microsoft is automatically installing the PC Health check to allow users to see whether their device meets Windows 11 requirements. Till now, users need to manually download and install the app, which is no longer required as Windows Update does that for you.
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