Windows 10 now auto-installs the Windows 11 PC Health Check app

When Microsoft announced Windows 11, it also introduced a new tool called PC Health Check. The idea is to let you know if your PC is eligible to be upgraded to the new OS. It checks various requirements like CPU, memory, TPM, and so on.
While the Redmond firm has said that it will never force upgrade users to Windows 11, it looks like the same can’t be said for the PC Health Check app. Update KB5005463 installs the app on Windows 10 version 2004 and above. Moreover, the update is installed automatically, so most users will just wake up one day and have it.
If this behavior sounds familiar, that’s because it is. It’s really hard not to draw the parallel to what happened with Windows 10. Back in 2015, Microsoft had an app called Get Windows 10, often shortened to GWX. In a seemingly innocent move, a Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 update was released that installed GWX on PCs.
The goal of GWX was to get you to “reserve” your copy of Windows 10, something that was obviously a digital product…

Written By: Rich Woods

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