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Microsoft PC Health Check app temporarily removed, will go live closer to Windows 11 launch

Highlights

  • Microsoft PC Health Check app is no longer available
  • It has been taken down due to negative feedback from users
  • The tool didn’t provide any exact reason for incompatible Windows 11 devices

Microsoft’s PC Health Check App has been temporarily removed after negative feedback from users. In a blog post, the Redmond-based company stated that the tool was not fully prepared to share accurate details on why a user’s device was not compatible with the upcoming Windows 11 OS. 

Also Read: Windows 11 release date teased: here’s when it could arrive for your laptop

Microsoft added that the PC Health Check tool will return in time for Windows 11 launch later this year. A report from earlier today revealed that the upcoming software version will launch in October

Microsoft pulls the PC Health Check tool until Windows 11 launch

PC Health Check app

Microsoft has removed PC Health Check app until Windows 11 launch

The PC Health Check app detects the user’s machine and tests whether the upcoming Windows 11 OS will be compatible with it. The tool simply reveals if the PC can be updated to the latest version of Windows. However, it sometimes shows the error, ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11’ as the computer doesn’t meet the system requirements to run the latest Windows update.

While the underlying cause was the TPM being turned off by default in many laptops in many laptops despite the module being present on the motherboard, it left users confused. Since the app doesn’t clarify the reason why the computer cannot run Windows 11, it faced backlash from many users.

Addressing the negative sentiments from users, Microsoft stated that We are temporarily removing the app so that our teams can address the feedback. We will get it back online in preparation for general availability this fall”. The PC Health Check might arrive ahead of Windows 11 launch. In the meantime, users can check the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 here.

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