If you’re into gaming and have been updating versions year after year, then you should already know how to check specs for your Windows 10 computer since most games nowadays require powerful rig. There are also times when you also have to check the technical specifications of your computer for some reason. That’s it’s imperative that, even if you’re an owner that doesn’t much care about how well you computer runs, you know what to do to gather information about the process, RAM, etc.
In this post, I will walk you through in checking the specs of your Windows 10 PC. I personally know 3 ways to display hardware information of your computer and I will show you how through step-by-step guides. So, if you currently own a computer that runs on Windows 10 and want to learn the specs of your rig, continue reading below.
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- Reveal Windows 10 System Information through Settings
- Make sure of the System Information (msinfo32) app to display specs
- Display Windows 10 specs by using the Command Prompt
Reveal Windows 10 System Information through Settings
Microsoft wants its users to be able to view the basic system information that’s why it’s included in the Settings, well at least, you can check the specs without doing any sort of tech wizardry. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Open Settings
You can do so by clicking the Start button and once the Start menu expands, you can usually find it at the upper part of the menu.
Another way to access settings on a Windows 10 computer is by pressing Windows key + I; this brings the Settings app into action immediately.
Lastly, you can also launch Settings by using the search bar; type settings and you’ll be shown the result. But there’s no point in making things complicated, right? So, use the method that’s easy for you to do.
Step 2: Click on System
You will see a lot of options once Settings is launched but all of them don’t matter because you will only have to find and click on System.
Step 3: Click on About
Upon clicking About, you’ll be shown a page that displays the following:
- PC name (the name you assigned for your computer
- Organization (usually displays WORKGROUP)
- Edition (of the operating system)
- Version (of the OS installed)
- OS build (which shows only numbers)
- Product ID (used to verify if the version of Windows is legit)
- Processor (which shows the chip information of the Central Processing Unit)
- Installed RAM (simply shows the amount of Random Access Memory mounted on the motherboard)
- System type (which tells you if it’s 32- or 64-bit system)
- Pen and touch (tells you if your computer supports touch commands)
The information you can find here is what we call system information and more often, that’s all you need to know. But if you’re looking for a more detailed information, you should check out the next method.
Make sure of the System Information (msinfo32) app to display specs
The system information tool is not new to Windows operating systems. In fact, it already existed when I started using Windows computers but for some who aren’t really into knowing the build of their computers, it may pose as a new tool.
When opened, you can immediately find the system summary which displays the basic information but with more details. So, to access it, follow these steps:
Once opened, you will be able to see the search bar and that’s what you just need to run msinfo32.
Step 2: Search for System Information
You can actually enter ‘system information’ or ‘msinfo32’ and the same thing will be shown. Don’t forget to hit enter to initiate search though.
When in this page, you can display information for specific hardware. For instance, you can display information about the graphics by clicking on Display on the left side of the window. You can do so to display information of other components.
For those who are more accustomed to using Command Prompt, move on to the next method.
Display Windows 10 specs by using the Command Prompt
The first time I use a computer was in high school and it was an IBM computer–text based. So, the command prompt is actually like the coolest thing on earth back then. Newer generations, of course, can’t relate to what we’ve experienced before using the ‘black window.’ But yeah, you can also display specs of your computer using the Command Prompt and this is how you do it:
Search for ‘command prompt’ and the first result that’s shown should be the one you’re looking for.
Step 2: Right-click the Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator
It’s necessary so the program can access files that require administrator access.
Step 3: Type in systeminfo.exe
Inside the command prompt, you may type in systeminfo without the .exe or you may type in the entire name of the the executable file and hit enter. A bunch of white text will populate and display information of your rig.
I hope that this tutorial can help you one way or another especially if you’re trying to know more about the build of your computer.
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