How to Check Device Performance and Health in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to check for and view device performance and health data in Windows 11. Windows has a built-in tool, part of Windows Security that checks your device for security issues and provides a health report, which appears on the Device performance & health page.

The health report alerts you when you device is experience common issues or missing key updates and offers recommendations to remedy them.

Part of the report shows last time a device perform health scan, if a system is running low on disk space, if a device in need of an update, and validate that the system is set to the correct time.

Windows Time service automatically synchronizes your system clock to an internet-based time service so your system time is always correct. If this service is off, or failing, Device performance & health will let you know so you can fix it.

Below is how to view your system performance and help report in Windows 11.

How to check system performance and health report in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows Security that checks your device for security issues and provides a health report, which appears on the Device performance & health page.

To view heath report for your device, follow the steps below:

In the search box on the taskbar, type Windows Security and then select Windows Security in the list of results.

open windows security app

In Windows Security, select Device performance & health to view the Health report.

windows 11 device performance and health

The next page shows your device performance and health report.

windows 11 device health report page

When the your device performance and health page opens, you should see similar information as below:

  • Storage capacity – Is your system running low on disk space?
  • Apps and software – Is any of your software failing, or in need of an update?
  • Battery life – Is anything putting an extra strain on your PC’s battery? You might not see this on on a desktop PC that is always plugged in.
  • Windows Time service – Having your system set to the correct time is important for a lot of system processes.

A green check means everything is fine, but if you see a yellow mark that means something needs attention.

If your device has performance issues, read our post on how to improve Windows 11 performance.

If you device has low disk space, read our post on how to free up disk space in Windows 11.

If you device doesn’t have the latest updates, check our post on how to update Windows 11.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to view your Windows device performance and help when using Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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