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PC Health Check appbrings you up to date info on your Windows devicehealth, helpingyou take action to improve your device performanceand troubleshoot performance problems.It is periodically updated based on customer feedback to help you make the most of yourWindows PC.

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How to open PC Health Check

In Windows, use Searchon the taskbar tosearch for “PC Health Check,” then select it from the list of results.

If a PC Health Check update is available, you can quickly install it for the latest version.

If you don't have PC Health Check installed, you can install it by going to and following the prompts to download and install the app.

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Here's some of the things you can do in the PC Health Check app in Windows:

If you’re currently running Windows 10, PC Health Check provides a comprehensive eligibility check for your device to ensure it meetstheWindows 11 minimum system requirements.You’ll get info on why your device is or isn’t eligible, plus info on what you can do if your device doesn’t meet the requirements.

SelectCheck nowto see if your device can run Windows 11.

Note:If a compatibility issue has been identified on your device that would disrupt your experience using Windows 11, we will temporarily delay your ​​upgrade until the issue is resolved. Compatibility safeguard holds help ensure ​you have the best experience possible when upgrading and your productivity is not disrupted if critical apps or drivers are not yet compatible.

Sign in with your Microsoft account or create a new one tosync your preferencesacross your devices,such aspasswords,Microsoft Edge browser settings like favorites and reading lists,themes, and more.

You can alsobackup your photos and files to OneDrive.They’ll then beprotected andaccessible across your devices.

Regular Windows updates help keep your device running smoothly and securely. If your device isn’t up to date or needs attention, PC Health Check will let you know.

SelectOpen Windows Updateto go right to Windows Update in Settings.

Use this section of PC Health Check to get info on how your batteriesareperformingcompared to theiroriginal capacityfor devices with one or two batteries. Battery capacity will be available for devices older than 3 years.

SelectSee battery saving tipsforsteps you can take toimprovebattery.

See how much storage space is being used for your device’s main drive, which contains your files, apps, and Windows.You’ll see the percentage your drive is full.

Expand this section of the app for info on how much free space is left. SelectManage storage settingstoturn on Storage Sense or get other cleanup recommendations.

Get info on the startup time for your device, along with more info about what affects these times.SelectManage your startup programsto review and change your startup apps.

SelectTips on PC Healthtolearnmore ways to improve your device performance.

You canfindmore info about your devicebelow its image, includingyour deviceage and storage amounts.SelectRename your PCto give your device a different name.

Related topics

  • Getting ready for the Windows 11 upgrade

  • How to check if your device meets Windows 11 system requirements after changing device hardware


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