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

How to find computer specs using DirectX Diagnostic Tool

Windows 10 also includes the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag) to view information about DirectX sound and video support, which you can use to troubleshoot different system problems. However, you can also use it to determine many tech specs about the machine, like the information available through the "About" settings page.

To check your Windows 10 computer specs with the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for dxdiag and click the top result to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
  3. Click on the System tab.
  4. Under the "System information" section, check the computer tech specs, including processor, memory, BIOS or UEFI version, system model and manufacturer, Windows 10 version and edition, etc.

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  1. Click the Display tab.
  2. Under the "Device" section, determine the graphics card specifications like name and manufacturer, graphics memory, and display details.

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  1. (Optional) Click the Save All Information button.

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  1. Select the folder destination.
  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 information.

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Once you complete the steps, you can open the text file to review the computer hardware and software details.

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.