Windows 10 KB5005463
Unwanted update

Windows 10 to get PC Health Check app automatically

Microsoft to force down the PC Health Check app to Windows 10 devices through Windows Update.

  • Microsoft will force the PC Health Check app with update KB5005463 on Windows 10.
  • The app is designed to check the Windows 11 compatibility.
  • You will be able to uninstall the app from the Settings app.

Microsoft has begun the rollout of the update KB5005463 for devices running Windows 10 21H1 and older releases down to version 2004. The update is meant to download and install the PC Health Check app to make it easier for users to discover whether Windows 11 will run on their computers.

According to the official notes, the app will provide the necessary information to confirm if the computer meets the minimum Windows 11 system requirements. Also, it includes features to backup files to OneDrive, control startup program, check for updates, battery capacity, storage capacity, and more.

The update is currently rolling out for devices enrolled in the Release Preview Channel of the Windows Insider Program through Windows Update. It’s also available through the Windows Update for Business channel as an automatic update.  Furthermore, you can even download the update KB5005463 manually through the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Since this is not an update that everyone needs, the company says that if the update installs automatically, you will be able to remove it from Settings > Apps > Apps & features, and click the uninstall option for the Windows PC Health Check app.

This is not a new app. Instead, it’s the same controversial app that has been around for some time to give users a tool to find out whether their computers meet the minimum requirements to install Windows 11. Originally, the app would simply tell you whether or not the hardware was compatible. However, since it didn’t explain why a computer wouldn’t run the new version of Windows, Microsoft had to rework the app to be more specific and help users know what they needed to do to remedy the problems.