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How to use Windows 11 PC Health Check App

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The PC Health Check app provides up-to-date information on the health of your Windows device, allowing you to take action to optimize device performance and address performance issues. This tool can check all of the essential components to verify if your machine is capable of supporting new updates in just a few simple steps. Kindly refer to these related guides: Internet Explorer: How to disable IE via Group Policy or Windows Registry Settings, and how to forcefully remove Microsoft Edge Browser the hard way from your device.

The overall status check takes only a few seconds. All you have to do is launch the app and press the Check now button. You can also access essential information about your PC’s state from the main screen, such as the last operating system update you installed, the battery’s charge, and remaining storage space. You can also examine the load time at the start of the session in another area.

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In this post, we will show you how to utilize the PC Health Check in Windows 11 to assess the state of some of the most critical components on your system.

The various task you can perform with the PC Health Check App

If you already have the app installed on your computer, you can proceed to see how you can use the various functionalities of the PC Health check app. If the PC Health Check app is not available on your system, you can download it from here. Once downloaded, run the file and tick the “I accept the terms in the License Agreement” then click Install.

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After the PC Health Check setup ends, click the Finish button.

Check Now Windows 11 eligibility

The Check Now feature of the app shows you Windows 11 requirements that are currently supported or that are supported by your system. This feature is particularly important for Windows 10 users who are looking to upgrade to Windows 11. 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.

To open the PC Health Check app in Windows 11, click the Windows Key to open the Start menu and search for “PC Health Check,” then select it from the list of results.  

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Select Check now to see if your device can run Windows 11. 

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Backup and sync 

Sign in with your Microsoft account or create a new one to sync your preferences across your devices, such as passwords, Microsoft Edge browser settings like favorites and reading lists, themes, and more. To use the Backup and sync feature, launch the app and click the Backup and sync tab.

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You can also back up your photos and files to OneDrive. They’ll then be protected and accessible across your devices. Please see Files On-Demand with OneDrive: Microsoft OneDrive Setup On Windows 10 and 11 and Key Features Explained.

Windows Update 

Regular Windows updates ensure that your device operates properly and securely. If your device isn’t up to date or needs attention, the PC Health Check will let you know.  To use this feature, select the Windows Update tab and click on Open Windows Update to go right to Windows Update in Settings.

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In the Windows Update area, click on Check updates to see if there is any available update for your system and click on Download and install to effect the update.

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Battery capacity 

Use this section of PC Health Check to get info on how your batteries are performing compared to their original capacity for devices with one or two batteries. Battery capacity will be available for devices older than 3 years.  Open the app and select the Battery Capacity tab, then click See battery saving tips for steps you can take to improve battery. 

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On clicking the link, you will be redirected to a Microsoft website which contains details on how you can improve your battery life.

Storage capacity 

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 of your drive is full. To use this feature, expand the Storage capacity section and click Manage storage settings

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Storage Sense is a crucial tool to utilize since it helps to automatically delete temporary system files and free up space. Scroll down to the Storage management section in the Storage settings and click on the Storage Sense button to enable this option.

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You can get other cleanup recommendations in the Storage settings to free up even more space if you want.

Startup time 

Get info on the startup time for your device, along with more info about what affects these times. Click Manage your startup programs to review and change your startup apps. 

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Tips on PC Health 

Select Tips on PC Health to learn more ways to improve your device performance.  

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See your device specifications 

You can find more info about your device specifications, including processor speed, installed RAM, System type and windows version. Select Rename your PC to give your device a different name.  

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I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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