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Microsoft restores PC Health Check app for Windows 11 compatibility

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It has been around three months since Microsoft last offered an update on the PC Health Check app, which was subsequently pulled due to varying and incorrect results. Now, Microsoft has restored the app, which is still called a preview version, and it can once again be downloaded from the official page at Microsoft. However, in order to download it, you must be signed into a Microsoft ID and registered as a Windows Insider.

The new version, 3.0.210914001 does not come with a changelog, so it's not possible to see what has changed, and Microsoft has seemingly decided to launch it quietly, without announcing it in a blog post.

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When running the app, you can now get a detailed view of what is compliant or not. Microsoft has attempted to clarify the minimum hardware specifications for Windows 11 a number of times since the announcement in June, the latest guidelines added some seventh-gen Intel CPUs at the end of August, but those were limited to mainly non consumer SKUs, namely:

  • Core X and Xeon W series.
  • Surface Studio’s Core 7820HQ processor.

Microsoft later clarified that if people went ahead and installed Windows 11 on unsupported systems, they would be blocked from receiving updates. Ahead of general availability on October 5, Microsoft has already begun blocking Virtual Machines without access to a TPM from updating Windows 11 builds. Physical unsupported machines will continue to receive new builds and updates until October 5, after which they will be rolled back to Windows 10.

If you still need to check if your device is eligible for the free Windows 11 upgrade, you can grab the PC Health Check app from here, but as previously mentioned, you will have to be signed into a Microsoft ID and be registered as a Windows Insider. You can also view the detailed minimum requirements here.

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