Whether you have bought a new computer or if your current computer has been with you for some years, knowing its specifications can be very useful in some occasions. For example, you may need to run a new program with specific minimum requirements. In the same way, if you are going to get a next-generation video game, it is advisable to first know the characteristics of all the components of your PC.
To know all the possible data about your computer there are several methods. Some can be carried out using the system tools. Others, meanwhile, require the installation of some specific software. In any case, we will tell you how to do it step by step.
Know the specifications of your Windows 10 computer
Windows 10 offers a number of ways to learn about the features and components of your computer. We have compiled them so that you can use the one that suits you best. Depending on the method you follow, you will get more or less information.
Access the system properties
For a quick check of the system specifications, this method is ideal. The first thing you should do is click with the right mouse button on the Windows logo. In the context menu, select System .
Next, a pop-up window will open where you can view relevant information about your team.
In the section About the processor, the amount of RAM installed, the device name, if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system or if touch input is available. Also, some Windows-related specifications are listed, such as edition, version, or product key. Remember that in the latest versions of Windows 10, this window replaces the old System Properties .
Use the command MSINFO32
The command msinfo32 will take you to System Information , a complete list with all the specifications of your equipment. To run it, you just have to open the Run dialog, right-clicking the Windows logo or using the Windows + R shortcut, type msinfo32 and press Enter. It is also possible to execute it from Windows search.
In the window that will appear on the screen, you will be able to see a large amount of information about your computer.
Among the information provided, you will find all the hardware resources, the different connected components and information related to the software. This is undoubtedly the most complete way to know the RAM, the processor, the storage capacity, the manufacturer and even the BIOS information.
Discovering the specifications with the console and PowerShell
To finish, we focus on the methods that are carried out through the console and PowerShell. To access the first one, open the window Run or type CMD in the search engine Windows 10. Then, write systeminfo , as you can see in the following screenshot. When you press Enter, a long list of specifications will immediately appear, including the processor, the operating system information and the amount of RAM memory, among others.
If you prefer PowerShell, you should use the command Get-ComputerInfo . The information displayed is similar.
Do not forget that there is a shortcut to PowerShell in the context menu of the start button.
How to see all the specifications with Everest
If the Windows 10 tools to know all the specifications of your computer have not convinced you, here is Everest. This is a historical application, widely used by countless users. It has served for years to know every detail of the ins and outs of any team. Although it is a somewhat old application, it is still fully functional. Thanks to its Home version, you can use it completely free of charge.
After installing it, you will see a list of shortcuts on its main screen.
Among the information you provide you will find:
- Team information . General information on your equipment, general and power specifications.
- License plate base. This section shows a large amount of information related to the motherboard of your computer.
- Screen. If you want to know the details of your screen, the adapter and the drivers that Windows uses, go to the section called Display .
Also, if you need to send this information to someone, Everest creates a report for you with all the specifications. Using the button Report will open the export wizard, with which to select the final file format and make other settings. Then it lets you save it to your hard drive, send it directly by email, or print it. Undoubtedly, Everest is a very complete tool to know and export all the characteristics of your computer.
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Other methods that may help you to know the specifications from your PC
In the event that none of the above methods is a solution for you, you can always resort to the manufacturer’s website and other specialized portals. It is as simple as searching for the exact model of your computer on Google followed by the word “specifications”. In just a few clicks, you will find yourself in front of a complete list of the characteristics of your PC. In most cases, Google will take you to the official website of the manufacturer.
Finally, and if you are not clear about it, consult the manual that came with your computer, if possible. There, in addition to safety and maintenance tips, are the full technical specifications of the product.
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