Microsoft has begun force installing the PC Health Check application on Windows 10 devices that are using a new KB5005463 update. This is a new diagnostics tool created by Microsoft and released in conjunction with Windows 11 that provides various troubleshooting and maintenance features.
The primary use of this tool is to analyze a device’s hardware to check if it’s compatible with Windows 11 but this Friday, Microsoft began rolling out the new KB5005463 update to force-install the PC Health Check application on Windows 10 devices.
This update installs the PC Health Check application onto Windows 10, version 2004, and later devices. However, we will not install PC Health Check on Windows 11 devices. PC Health Check includes diagnostics to monitor device health and troubleshooting to improve performance, all from the convenience of a single dashboard.
Microsoft does not reveal why the application is installed on Windows 10 devices. one explanation is that it wants the app to be on devices to provide compatibility information to administrators to improve the process.
However, Microsoft stated that those users who don’t want to continue having this application on their system can simply uninstall it using the settings app. But many users on the internet have stated that they were not even able to uninstall this app from their system.
This tool got attention with the release of Windows 11 where users need to use it in order to check whether they are eligible to install the new windows operating system on their computers or not. But this tool doesn’t need Windows 10 as it was now an old OS and many users already have it on their systems.
But still, Microsoft is pushing updates to install on windows 10 pc users through an update called
KB5005463. If you are also the one who was not able to uninstall it, then try uninstalling the KB5005463 update itself. It will definitely work!
How to get rid of this issue?
There is a method to block the app from being installed again. This method is not guaranteed to work for all users, as the report says some computers are ignoring the method and downloading the app anyway. But still, you can give it a try.
Users will have to open their Registry Editor, then click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then click on SOFTWARE, followed by Microsoft, followed by PCHealthCheck. Then create a new entry called “installed” (without quotes) and set the value to 1, which will prevent the installation of the PC Health Check app in the future, according to the report.
Other Benefits of PC Health Check tool!
Besides the issue created by Microsoft on user’s systems, there are some advantages of this tool other than checking just operating system compatibility with windows 11. The features of the PC Health Checkup tool are:
- Windows 11 eligibility: Provides a comprehensive eligibility check based on the minimum system requirements for Windows 11.
- Backup and sync: Sign in or create a Microsoft account to sync device preferences across devices and set up Microsoft OneDrive to protect your files.
- Windows Update: Keep your device secure by always running the latest version of Windows 10.
- Battery capacity: View the battery capacity relative to the original for devices that use a single or multiple batteries.
- Storage capacity: View the storage usage for the main drive that contains files, apps, and Windows.
- Startup time: Manage startup programs to improve startup time.
- Tips on PC health: Provides additional tips to improve overall PC health and performance.
So this is the latest news coming our way that windows are silently pushing updates to install that tool on windows 10 PC users where it is not needed at all. If you have also downloaded the latest app and this software got installed on your system, then you can try the above-mentioned ways to get over to it.
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