Microsoft is starting to roll out its new PC Health Check app to Windows 10 users. The Redmond giant announced the rollout on a support page last week, explaining that the PC Health Check app will be delivered automatically via Windows Update (KB5005463) on all devices running Windows 10 version 2004 or later.
The Redmond giant first released the PC Health Check application back in June this year, right after Microsoft officially announced Windows 11. The app was designed to tell users if their PCs were eligible for a free Windows 11 upgrade, but its original version received a lot of criticism. An updated version was released last month, and it now does a better job at telling users why their PCs are not ready for Windows 11.
If the original purpose of the PC Health Check app was to check if your PC is eligible for Windows 11, Windows Update is now capable of doing that, too. As a result, Microsoft is now positioning its PC Health Check app as a central dashboard for monitoring things like Windows updates, battery and storage capacity on your PC. "PC Health Check includes diagnostics to monitor device health and troubleshooting to improve performance, all from the convenience of a single dashboard,” the company explained on the support page.
The firm says the Windows 11 PC Health Check application will now automatically update itself by default, and Windows 10 users will not be able to turn off these automatic updates. If the KB5005463 update that brings the PC Health Check app should be installed automatically on Windows 10 PCs, it's also available now as an optional update. You can head into Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for updates to download the patch.