The PC Health Check app is rolling out to Windows 10 users

PC Health Check Rollout

Keep rollin rollin rollin! With Windows 11 now available for folks who are ready for the new OS, the next step in the rollout of the new operating system is to put it in front of its user base.

You know, the billions and billions of Windows 10 users.

The figure may be a bit of an exaggeration, I admit. But there is a substantial number of users who are rocking the older platform and many of them are still unaware that a new version is available — marketing may yet to reach them.

For these Windows 10 users, the Redmond based technology firm has started to roll out its new PC Health Check app.

Microsoft announced this on a support page last week, explaining that the special program created for Windows 11 will be delivered automatically via Windows Update (KB5005463) on all devices that are running Windows 10 version 2004 or later.

As explained:

“This update installs the PC Health Check application onto Windows 10 version 2004 and later devices. However, we will not install PC Health Check on Windows 11 devices. PC Health Check includes diagnostics to monitor device health and troubleshooting to improve performance, all from the convenience of a single dashboard.”

Sounds good.

Of course, the program itself has quite a colorful history.

The software titan first released the PC Health Check application back in June of this year, but the original version of the app came immediately came under fire. Controversy was generated when folks criticized how it handled system requirements and offered feedback about Windows 11 eligibility.

An updated version of the application was released as a manual download on the official Windows 11 website last month.

Redmond says that the Windows 11 PC Health Check app will automatically update itself by default, and Windows 10 users will not be able to turn off these automated updates.

If you are planning to update your computer to Windows 11, then you are recommended to install the abovementioned optional update to start the process of migrating to the new operating system. The patch will save you from a manual download of the app.

Head over to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for updates to get started.