It is important to check PC specs on Windows 10 before installing any software. You can confirm whether the software will run on this machine. If you want to run a game that needs some extra performance, you should check your PC specifications because, for running any program on Windows 10, hardware compatibility is important.
You have several ways to check full PC specifications, such as BIOS version, RAM, Processor, UEFI firmware, drives, Graphics card on Windows 10. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to check PC specs on Windows 10.
Check PC Specs on Windows 10 using settings
On Windows 10, Windows 10’s settings are handy to check the necessary hardware and software specifications such as Device Name, Processor, RAM, Windows OS Version, Build number, etc.
- Press the Windows+I shortcut key to open the windows 10 settings.
- In the settings, select the system settings.
- Next, navigate to the About section.
- Here, under the Device specifications, you can find basic hardware specs such as Device Name, processor, RAM, System type, Device ID, Product ID.
- Under the Windows specifications, you can find Windows information such as Windows Edition(Home, Pro, Enterprise), Windows Version, OS build info.
Check Full PC Specs using System information
System information is another useful tool you can use to check PC specs on Windows 10.
- First of all, press the Windows+R shortcut key to open the run box.
- Type “msinfo32” in the Run box and then hit the enter button.
- This opens the system information.
- On the right side, you can select the “system summary” and get the information about OS Name and Version, System Name, Model, Manufacturer, Processor, BIOS version, RAM, and all that.
- If want to get more information about the hardware, you can simply expand the Hardware Resources, Components, and Software Environment.
System information gives you all the device and hardware information of the computer system and Windows. You can also create specs report in text format using the system information tool. Here, how to do this.
- First of all open the System information.
- In the system information, click the File menu and then select Export.
- Give the name of the file whatever you want, then save as text file.
- Once you’ve saved the file, go and open the file wherever you saved.
- In this file, you’ll get all the information about your PC hardware and software.
You can share this file with anyone you want to tell about the PC specs.
Use PowerShell to check computer specs
PowerShell is a command-line shell that you can use to check the PC specifications. You have to run a simple command to get the information.
- First of all, open the PowerShell, click the start menu and do a search for PowerShell.
- Once you get the result, right-click the PowerShell and run as administrator.
- In the PowerShell window, type the following command and hit the enter button. This will show you hardware and device information.
- You can also check the PC specs by properties name, For example to view the Windows specification, run the following command.
Command: Get-ComputerInfo -Property "Windows*"
Command: Get-ComputerInfo -Property "Property-Name*"
The * wildcard is used to view all the properties.
Use Command Prompt to get the PC specs
This is an alternative way of PowerShell, you can run a simple command and get the hardware and software information.
- First of all, click the start menu and search “cmd”, and then right-click the Command prompt and run as administrator.
- In the command prompt, run the following command to check PC specs on Windows 10.
- As soon as you hit the enter button, it’ll load system specifications.
- To get the help you can simply run the following command.
Command: systeminfo /?
This will show you a parameter list and examples to use the command.
These are all the possible ways you can use to check PC specs on Windows 10. For detailed information about hardware, software, and device, you should use the System Information tool. System Information gives you a detailed overview of system hardware, Software, and Device.