Microsoft is pushing its PC Health Check App to Windows 10 systems. Here is how you uninstall it
Microsoft started the roll out of the PC Health Check application to Windows 10 PCs running Windows 10 version 2004 or newer. The application is installed automatically on devices as part of the Windows Update KB5005463.
Microsoft released an updated version of the PC Health Check application recently. The initial version was pulled by Microsoft because it did not provide essential information.
PC Health Check is designed to provide compatibility information to users. The app checks if the Windows PC meets the system requirements of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system.
The application provides other key information, including information about a device's battery and storage capacity, startup time, Windows Update, and backup & sync.
Microsoft published a support page on its website that offers additional information on the installation.
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.
Microsoft does not reveal why the application is installed on Windows 10 devices. one explanation is that it wants the app to be on devices to provide compatibility information to administrators to improve the process.
Another, that it is interested in pushing PC sales, and what better way to achieve this than to tell users that their devices are not compatible with the company's new operating system. Then again, the application is not started automatically after installation through the update.
Windows 10 is supported until 2025, but the focus of development has moved to Windows 11. Some Windows 11 features will find their way to Windows 10, but the majority won't become available on the previous version of Windows.
PC Health Check will check for updates automatically when it is opened on the device after installation. Microsoft notes that this can't be turned off by users.
Windows 10 users who don't want the application installed can uninstall it in the following way.
Uninstall the Windows PC Health Check application
- Open Start and select Settings.
- Go to Apps
- Search for PC Health. The Windows PC Health Check app should be returned.
- Select it and then the Uninstall button.
- Confirm the process by selecting uninstall again when the prompt is displayed.
The application's main purpose is compatibility testing. There is no need to keep it around if the compatibility test failed, or if the compatibility test was run already.
The PC Health Check can be downloaded again from Microsoft's website at any time.
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