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“Get Windows 11” is reminiscent of the “Get Windows 10” nightmare

Microsoft has launched a “Get Windows 11” campaign similar to that of the Windows 10 strategy, although carried out in a different way, starting with including as automatic update in Windows Update the application PC Health Check, responsible for determining whether Windows 10 computers meet the hardware requirements.

If you remember, at the launch of Windows 10 Microsoft carried out an aggressive campaign to win users and achieve 1 billion installations in three years. For it, installed without authorization or knowledge of users Windows 8 and Windows 7 the controversial tool GWX.exe (Get Windows 10),

Highly invasive, with the presence of an icon in the taskbar, a warning in the notifications area, a huge window and the use of those “dark” parameters that led to updates without expressly intending them, ended up tiring users They didn’t want Windows 10 no matter how hard Microsoft pushed and offered it for free. The software giant did not meet install targets as many millions of computers stayed on Windows 7.

Now it seems that we are back to our old ways, in another way. This update installs the PC Health Check application on Windows 10, version 2004 and later devices. PC Health Check includes diagnostics to monitor device health and troubleshooting to improve performance, all from the convenience of a single dashboard“Microsoft explains, adding that”This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update«.

Help the user or pressure to get Windows 11? It is difficult to be sure because Microsoft’s management with the Windows 11 distribution has been chaotic due to changes in the minimum hardware requirements. Perhaps the first data of Windows 11 installations have not been as expected and hence a program that should not be necessary.

Microsoft says that devices running Windows 10 version 2004 and later will see the PC Health Check app as update KB5005463. Once executed, «will automatically install important updates»And we assume it will leave the computer ready for Windows 11.

Certainly this PC Health Check (PC Health Check) is a useful application to check if a computer meets the minimum requirements to upgrade to Windows 11. But its installation as Automatic update from Windows Update seems excessive already to many it will sound like the return to the nightmare which was “Get Windows 10”.

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