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How to check your PC's full specifications on Windows 10

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How to find computer specs using System Information

The System Information app on Windows 10 is one of the best options to view a complete overview of the computer's technical specifications.

To view all the hardware specs of the computer, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for msinfo32 and click the top result to open the System Information app.
  3. Select the System Summary category from the left navigation pane.

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  1. Confirm the computer specs on the right side, including system model and type, processor brand and model, UEFI (or legacy BIOS) version and other details, system memory capacity, motherboard brand and model, and virtualization support.
  2. (Optional) Expand the Components branch.
  3. Click on Display to view the graphics card technical information.

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After you complete the steps, you will have a detailed overview of the laptop or desktop specs.

In addition, at the bottom of the page, you will find a search box to find the information you need quickly. The only caveat is that you need to be exact with the queries to get the information you want.

Create hardware specs report

System Information also has an option to create a report with the hardware and software specifications, which you can save for future reference, inventory, or share with technical support.

To create a report with the system specifications on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for msinfo32 and click the top result to open the System Information app.
  3. Select the specifications to export from the left navigation pane.Quick tip: Selecting System Summary will export everything. However, if you only need to export the graphics card details, you only need to select the Display item.
  4. Click on the File menu.
  5. Click the Export option.

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  1. Select the folder to export the file.
  2. Confirm a descriptive name for the report — for example, "Windows 10 Hardware Specifications".
  3. Click the Save button.
  4. Open File Explorer.
  5. Open the folder containing the exported information.
  6. Right-click the text file and select the open option to view the exported system information.

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After you complete the steps, the specifications will export into a text file, which you can then open with any text editor.

Mauro Huculak is technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.

23 Comments
  • NO need to search, just use Run (from the Start menu) > msinfo32
  • Whatever to type on Start is a search automatically. And yes, it's great that the search box execute commands similar to the Run command that why the reference on the steps. Thanks,
  • You can type "msinfo32" into the Start Menu's search or open Start->Run and type "msinfo32." I think searching for msinfo32 is basically just cutting out a step. This same method works from Windows 7's Start Menu search function.
  • If you have Run as a shortcut on your desktop it is the same number of steps...!
  • win+r, msinfo32, enter.
    or
    win, msinfo32, enter
    or
    win+x, y.
  • No need to do any of that. Click start and type 'sys' click on it
  • Definitely everything you ever wanted to know about Windows but were afraid to ask.
  • Full specs? What about Serial number? (Pardon me if it is not displayed on VMWARE example pics?
    Cmd wimic csproduct
  • I think the command you're looking is: wmic bios get serialnumber Thanks,
  • I'v always liked Belarc Advisor which shows hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, and security benchmarks.  It's also free.
  • Speccy
  • I always use dxdiag to get a glimpse at the specs. CPU, RAM and GPU. Not as much information, but easier to use.
  • CPU-Z for me.
  • Just run 'dxdiag' in search bar, it will show you each and every thing about your laptop or desktop..
  • If U want more details, U can use WMI Query !!
  • Good to know!👌☺
  • BTW, It's a good idea to select word wrap the first time you run and open notepad.
    I see is not in the insert
  • Definitely WinKey+R; msinfo32 :)
  • really the easiest and clearest way is to open the mixed reality app which will tell you all your specs
  • the sole fact that you have 4 different options to see the specs of your machine in Windows is pathetic at best. Windows is such a hot mess
  • msinfo32 is antique and needs to be refined badly...!
  • I just use Speccy.
  • my way, win+x, y.