You may want to check your computer hardware specs if you are considering doing upgrades for your computer, or if you want to check if specific games or hardware may be compatible with your system. If you have upgraded your computer to Windows 11, you may need to do a hardware check to troubleshoot or find information for specific tasks.
To do a Windows 11 hardware check you use either of the methods below.
How to check your system specifications using settings
- On your device, open Settings⚙ and click on System.
- Locate and click the About tab in the list on the right.
- Under the Device Specifications you will be able to see your computer hardware specs such as: the processor, system memory/RAM, architecture, and pen and touch support.
How to check your computer specifications using system information
- Open Start ⊞ and type msinfo32 in the search bar.
- Click on System Information and then select System Summary. You will see the hardware specs, such as: system model and type, processor brand and model, UEFI firmware version, total memory, motherboard brand and model, and virtualization feature support.
- To see the Graphics Card Information, click to expand the Components branch and select Display.