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Need to know your PC’s specs? Here are four easy ways to find ’em.

On Windows 10, the ability to view a computer’s specs can come in handy in many situations. For example, it can be useful to determine if the device meets the minimum requirements to install a piece of software. If the computer is not working, and you have to troubleshoot a problem. Or, if you are noticing the device is getting slower over time, knowing the hardware specifications can help confirm whether you need to upgrade a component or it is time to replace the machine.

Whatever the reason it might be, Windows 10 has several ways to check the PC specs, such as processor, memory, motherboard, graphics card, Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), device model number, drivers, updates details, and Windows version, using desktop applications or command-line tools. The only caveat is that depending on the method, the properties available could be slightly different.

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In this Windows 10 guide, we will walk you through the steps to check your device’s full hardware and software specifications.

How to find computer hardware specs using Settings

If you only need the basic system specifications, such as the processor, memory, and Windows details, you can find this information inside the “About” settings page.

To check the computer tech specs with the Windows 10 Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on About.
  4. Under the Device specifications section, check the processor, system memory (RAM), architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), and pen and touch support.

    Hardware specs on Windows 10 Settings

    Source: Windows Central

  5. Under the Windows specifications section, check the software specifications:

Once you complete the steps, you will have a clearer understanding of the computer’s basic technical specifications.

While on the “About” page, you can also click the Copy button under each section to copy and share the specifications with other people, safe for future reference, or inventory.

This post was written by Mauro Huculak and was first posted to WindowsCentral

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