Windows 10 KB5005463 prepares PCs for Windows 11

Windows 10 KB5005463

Windows 11 is rolling out in stages and Microsoft has now
published a new Windows 10 KB5005463 update to help users
prepare their devices for the new operating system.

While Windows 11 won’t be released for everyone until early
next year (Microsoft points to wider rollout in summer launch),
you can download and install PC Health Check Tool to view
update status. There are already a decent amount of people
using PC Health Check, which allows users to check for
compatibility against
Windows 11’s strict requirements.

So far, Microsoft has only offered the PC Health Check Tool via
its website, but Microsoft is now pushing the KB5005463 update
which will automatically install the app. It will also give
beginners early information about any potential issues with
Windows 11, so when Windows 11 rollout reaches the last stage,
devices would be ready.

KB5005463 is not labelled as a mandatory or important update,
but it can be downloaded and installed automatically from
Windows Update. It’s not yet clear how the update is being
rolled out, but Microsoft says it would be installed in
accordance with configured policies, so it’s likely that it
will be installed automatically on consumers machines.

How to install Windows 10 KB5005463

To install this Windows 11 eligibility update, use these steps:

  1. Go to Settings and check for updates.
  2. Select the update and click on the “Download” button
  3. If you really need the patch, you can download the offline
    installer from Microsoft
    Update Catalog.

If you don’t see the update, go to Settings > Update &
Security > Windows Update and look under the optional
updates area.

It’s worth noting that Windows 10 KB5005463 won’t be offered on
devices already running Windows 11.

What is KB5005463?

This update installs PC Health Check Tool and it comes with the
following features:

  • Check Windows 11 eligibility: This app lets you perform
    hardware scans and view compatibility status based on the
    system requirements for Windows 11.
  • Backup and sync: You can also sign in to your Microsoft
    account and set up OneDrive using the app.
  • Windows Update: This app pushes users to install the latest
    available updates.
  • Battery capacity: You can use PC Health Check Tool to
    assert battery capacity.
  • Storage capacity: It also lets you view and manage the
    storage usage for the drive, so you can free up space ahead of
    Windows 11 installation.
  • Startup time: You can use it to improve startup time by
    making changes to existing startup programs.
  • Tips on PC health: Microsoft will be providing tips to help
    you deal with performance issues.
  • Up-to-date: The PC Check Tool will automatically important
    updates required for the app.

If you believe the update is causing issues, you can visit
Settings > Apps > Apps & Features > App list, and
click on uninstall button next to the PC Health Check app to
remove the update.

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