Microsoft doesn’t care if you are ready to upgrade to Windows 11. If you are a Windows 10 user, the latest update (KB5005463) will include a PC health check program, which is mainly used to determine whether your PC can handle Windows 11.
Previously, you had to visit Microsoft’s Windows 11 site to download and install PC Health Check. Although the application itself does not force you to install Windows 11, it is your main tool to check whether your computer can withstand the upgrade.
Unfortunately, the PC health check is not as reliable as you might think, because it is Microsoft’s own program. Before the recent update, the program could not explain why the PC is not compatible with Windows 11. Although the new version of the application has been improved, there is still a problem of not knowing your PC hardware. The notorious TPM 2.0 requirement is a good example. The app will not explain whether your PC supports it, or whether you just turned it off. This is a key detail that was missed for some reason.
PC health checks are not the only arbiter of PC compatibility with Windows 11. For example, you can easily bypass TPM requirements. However, installing Windows 11 on an application called “Unsupported PC” may cause problems in the future, such as potential problems in the game or rejection of Windows updates. As we said in the Windows 11 review, no matter what state your PC is in, you should temporarily postpone the upgrade to it.
As the operating system begins to permeate the world, it is not surprising that Microsoft insists on installing this program on your PC, but it feels like it is fighting against a rather weak release.
If you don’t care what Microsoft thinks about your PC’s Windows 11 compatibility, you can uninstall Windows PC Health Check from the application and feature settings menu.