Windows 10 users will receive PC Health Check app with new features

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Microsoft is extending its PC Health Check app to older Windows 10 PCs, with a dashboard to help you monitor your system’s health and troubleshoot to improve its performance. The app was originally released to let users check if their PCs can be upgraded to Windows 11. Microsoft has removed the original PC Health Check app because it caused controversy over system requirements. However, it recently returned with the necessary fixes to inform users of their PCs’ eligibility to update to Windows 11.

In a support page, Microsoft said it is bringing the PC Health Check app to PCs running Windows 10, version 2004 and later. The app will be available to all eligible systems through Windows Update, although users can download it manually from the Windows Update Catalog.

“PC Health Check includes diagnostics to monitor device health and troubleshooting to improve performance, all from the convenience of a single dashboard,” Microsoft said on the support page.

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Some of the features that the PC Health Check app brings to users include the ability to view battery capacity compared to the original as well as storage usage for the primary drive containing files, apps, and Windows. The application also allows users to manage startup programs and provides tips for improving the overall health and performance of the PC.

All of these features come with a “full eligibility check based on minimum system requirements for Windows 11” to notify users if their systems can be upgraded to the latest version of Windows. The app also provides details on backing up and syncing user data through Microsoft OneDrive and helps you stay up to date on Windows 10, in case you don’t upgrade to Windows 11 for some reason.

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As ZDNet notes, Microsoft mentioned on the support page that the PC Health Check app will by default automatically install important app updates when they become available. It also means that it won’t allow users to turn off automatic updates.

Although the PC Health Check app is available to a large number of Windows 10 users through Windows Update, Microsoft has always provided a way to uninstall the app manually, if you don’t want to use its features. You can uninstall the app by going to applications > Applications and Features > Application List (Checking Windows PC Status) > Uninstall.

PC Health Check was originally released earlier this year as a tool to verify eligibility for Windows 11. Microsoft re-released the app last month after removing it shortly after launch due to the indignation for not showing the precise requirements of Windows 11 in some cases.

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It is important to note that despite the latest update, the PC Health Check app will be limited to Windows 10 and will not be available for systems running previous or newer versions of Windows.


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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, in New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360 and has written frequently on applications, computer security, internet services, and telecommunications developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @ JagmeetS13 or by email at [email protected] Bharat Express News.com. Please send your tips and advice. Following

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