Microsoft Has Quietly Re-released the Windows 11 PC Health Check App

Microsoft has quietly re-released the Windows 11 PC health check app. The app is designed to tell current Windows 10 PC users whether their laptop or desktop can be updated to Windows 11. The app was released two weeks before Windows 11 was officially released. If you have a Windows 10 laptop or desktop, it's now easier to tell if you can upgrade your hardware to run Windows 11. Just two weeks before Windows 11 was officially released on October 5, Microsoft is now re-releasing its PC Health Check app. 

According to XDA-Developers, the app is clearly available to anyone who wants to download and use it. Microsoft had previously released a version of the app to members of its Windows Insiders testing problem earlier this summer, but later stopped it from circulating. You can download three versions of the application: one for a 64-bit Windows PC, one for a 32-bit Windows PC and an ARM-based PC, and the last for an S-mode PC for Windows 10. 

The app notifies you if the processor, graphics, and other hardware of your Windows 10 PC are compatible with updates to Windows 11. Microsoft has previously said that users need at least an 8th generation Intel CPU (or a few 7th generation models) or a Zen 2 AMD CPU on your PC to update to Windows 11 through the standard online Windows update method. It also requires at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Finally, it must support UEFI Secure Boot and TPM 2.0. 

Microsoft has indicated that if your PC's CPU does not technically support an upgrade, you can still force it to accept Windows 11 by installing it in an ISO file. It must have a 64-bit CPU with a clock speed of at least 1GHz (32-bit CPUs are not allowed), as well as 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage requirements.