Check System Specs on Windows 10
Edited by Jay, Maria Quinney
Whether you built your system or purchased it preconfigured, there will undoubtedly come a time when you'll need to find your computer's full list of specifications, such as; CPU, RAM, Hard Disks, Graphics Card, etc. Perhaps you want to ensure you can install a particular piece of software or game, or to perform specific tasks that have minimum hardware requirements, or just for bragging rights between your friends. In any case, being able to pull up your computer's full specs quickly is something all users should know how to do.
There are a few ways to check your computer's specs on Windows 10, and in this VisiHow tutorial, we'll go through each of them. There is also a variety of free and paid applications that will show a PC's specifications that we'll list.
For this article, we used a Clevo Laptop running Windows 10 Professional. If you're running Windows 8, the following steps will work just the same.
Check System Information using Settings
You can get a simple list of your computer's specs in the About section via Settings.
Check System Information using the Command Prompt
You can get a more detailed list of your system's specifications via the command prompt.
Check Your Computer's Specifications using System Information
Using the System information app is another great way to view a much more detailed list of your computer's specs.
- 1Using the Windows taskbar search feature, type "msinfo32" (without the quotes), then click "System information" when the results populate.
Check System Specs using HWiNFO
HWiNFO is a free application that monitors your hardware and also gives a detailed summary of your system's specifications. Please visit our section on how to download and install HWiNFO, then head back here.