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Microsoft has released an updated version of its PC Health Check app for users who are curious as to whether or not their PCs officially meet the system requirements for its latest OS, Windows 11.

The original release was criticized for failing to communicate why a system wasn’t eligible for Windows 11, but that has seemingly been addressed in the update with new features such as a “see all results” button that elaborates on why a system has passed or failed. Users will see a breakdown of various reasons that might include an unsupported processor and/or lack of TPM 2.0 support.

Microsoft tipped an updated PC Health Check app back in August, explaining that it screwed up and was working on a new version that is now available for anyone to download.

Following our announcement in June, we acknowledged that we missed an opportunity to provide clarity and accuracy through the PC Health Check app. Today, we are releasing an updated preview version of the PC Health Check app to Windows Insiders. This updated version expands the eligibility check functionality with more complete and improved messaging on eligibility and links to relevant support articles that include potential remediation steps […]. After a feedback period with Windows Insiders and with the additional updates for the newly added processors, we plan to re-release the PC Health Check app for general availability in the coming weeks.

A direct link to the PC Health Check App executable can be found here. Otherwise, prospective Windows 11 adopters can grab the app from Microsoft’s official Windows 11 landing page by clicking here.

Windows 11 will be officially released on October 5 as part of a gradual rollout for eligible systems.

Source: Microsoft

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6 Comments

  1. I’ll check it out when I get home. Currently my PC has SecureBoot, UEFI, and TPM 2.0. The CPU is an i7-5960X. So I’m almost certain what the outcome will be. What exactly my CPU lacks that Windows 11 compatible CPUs have is still unknown to me, and I’m having difficulty extracting that information from Microsoft.

  2. [QUOTE=”Axle Grease, post: 41632, member: 3458″]
    What exactly my CPU lacks that Windows 11 compatible CPUs have is still unknown to me, and I’m having difficulty extracting that information from Microsoft.
    [/QUOTE]
    Apparently it has more crashes, for no particular reason….

    [SIZE=1]and I’m sure they are getting some kickback from Intel.[/SIZE]

  3. [QUOTE=”Axle Grease, post: 41642, member: 3458″]
    Wot? It causes more crashes on Windows 11? Where did you read this?
    [/QUOTE]
    Just the top hit but I’ve read it multiple places, probably here in some news.

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.xda-developers.com/youll-be-able-install-windows-11-unsupported-cpus-using-iso/amp/[/URL]

    The company says these processors experience far more crashes on Windows 11, so for the average user, it would be inconvenient to have an unstable PC thanks to an automatic update.

    I read somewhere else, but can’t find offhand, the crash rate was only extremely minor – and could likely have been due to the computers just being older and from something other than the CPU (aging motherboard, etc)

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