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