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How to check computer specs in Windows 10: 4 ways explained

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The device information is necessary for a lot of things such as upgrading the device or if you want to buy some additional external parts for your device. It is essential to know a bit, if not a lot, about your device.

In this article, we will explain four ways by which you can get the system information about the computer. The methods are useful even if you are a layman and do not have much idea about computers.

Check the computer specs using Windows Settings

This is one of the easiest methods to check the computer specs. Follow the steps given below to check the specs.3 ways by which you can delete temporary files in Windows 10 Step 1: In the taskbar, search SettingsStep 2: Click on System. Step 3: Select the About option from the left menu.

Here, you can find various specs such as the processor, RAM, Touch ID along with the edition and version of the OS installed on your PC.

You can also change the name of the PC from this setting.

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Check the specs using the System Information tool

If you want more information about the system, this tool can come in handy. To use the System Information tool, follow the steps given below. Step 1: Search System Information in the taskbar.Step 2: You can see the full summary on the screen. (Check the screenshot above)

As you can see, the information here is much more than the Settings option. Not only you get a complete summary, but you also get information about the hardware and software components as well as information about the external components.

In summary, you get the information about the BIOS version and date along with some tertiary information like the time zone. To check the graphics card on your device, go to the Components heading and then click on Display. Similarly, to check the printer information, go to Components > PrintingTo export the details, click on File > Export. (Check the screenshot above).

Remember to click on the relevant field that you want to export. In the above screenshot, I have exported the summary of the specs. Similarly, if you want to export some other details, click on the relevant section on the left and then continue with the export.

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Check the specs by using the Command Prompt

You can also check the computer specs by using the command prompt.

Step 1: Type Command Prompt in the taskbar search space.Step 2: Type systeminfo.

This will also display system information, but you cannot export the data.

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Check the specs by using Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and a scripting language specifically designed for the IT professionals. You can use this tool to check the computer specs. Step 1: Search Windows PowerShell in the taskbar.Step 2: Type Get-ComputerInfo and then press Enter.

The computer information will be displayed before you.

If you are a layman user and do not know much about the nitty-gritty of computer operation, then the first method is the most suitable for you. However, if you want to dive in more information, then you can certainly go for the other methods. The choice is entirely up to you.

Hoping this article helped. Comment down below if you didn’t understand something or have some other queries you would want us to cover.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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