A couple of months ago, Microsoft released an updated version of the PC Health Check tool that lets you check whether your computer is Windows 11-compatible. The utility compares your hardware with the Windows 11 requirements and checks software configuration (SecureBoot, UEFI, and TPM). If PC Health Check finds issues with your computer, it displays recommendations and tips that might help you fix compatibility conflicts, for example, update BIOS settings.
Before Microsoft launched Windows 11 on October 5, 2021, users had to download the PC Health Check tool installer from the official website and install it manually. That is no longer the case, as Microsoft released new cumulative updates for the most recent versions of Windows 10. Those updates install the PC Health Check tool automatically. In other words, prepare for Microsoft to install new software on your computer without your consent yet again.
KB5005463 will arrive via Windows Update on systems with Windows 10 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 (no word about the upcoming Windows 10 21H2). Microsoft says it does not plan to push the update for computers that have already upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11.
Although many users will rightfully go hard on Microsoft for installing software on their systems without permission, you might find the PC Health Check tool useful. Besides checking your system for Windows 11 compatibility (Windows Update in the Settings app also shows if your computer supports Windows 11), PC Health Check can backup and sync settings across devices, show battery capacity relative to the original values (battery health), and manage applications to improve startup time.
Note that you can uninstall the PC Health Check tool at any moment. To do so, go to the Apps and Features section in Windows Settings, click PC Health Check, and select Uninstall.
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