This Is How to use the PC Health Check app

PC Health Check app brings you up-to-date info on your Windows device health, helping you take action to improve your device performance and troubleshoot performance problems. It is periodically updated based on customer feedback to help you make the most of your Windows PC. 

How to open PC Health Check

In Windows, use Search on the taskbar to search for “PC Health Check,” then select it from the results list.  

If a PC Health Check update is available, you can quickly install it for the latest version.

Check Windows 11 eligibility

If you’re currently running Windows 10, PC Health Check provides a comprehensive eligibility check for your device to ensure it meets the Windows 11 minimum system requirements. 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. 

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

Backup & 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.  

You can also back up your photos and files to OneDrive. They’ll then be protected and accessible across your devices. 

The PC Health Check app home screen
PC Health Check app home screen


Windows Update 

Regular Windows updates help keep your device running smoothly and securely. If your device isn’t up to date or needs attention, PC Health Check will let you know.  

Select Open Windows Update to go right to Windows Update in Settings. 

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.  

Select See battery-saving tips for steps you can take to improve your battery. 

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 complete. 

Expand this app section for info on how much free space is left. Select Manage storage settings to turn on Storage Sense or get other cleanup recommendations.  

Startup time 

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

Tips on PC Health 

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

See your device specifications 

You can find more info about your device below its image, including your device age and storage amounts. Select Rename your PC to give your device a different name.  

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