To check computer specs in Windows 11, go to Settings > System > About. Or launch the System Information app via Run command (msinfo32) or Search Menu. You can also use Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell with simple commands (mentioned below) to get the specs.
Most people have a basic idea of their computer’s specifications, such as the storage, RAM, and OS. However, there is a lot more critical information that one has to understand when upgrading Windows, checking for compatibility of an app, or connecting new hardware.
There are various ways you can find the computer specs on Windows 11, some providing the basic information while others detailing every aspect. These will definitely come in handy at one point or the other and a proper understanding of each is necessary.
1. Check Computer Specs via Settings
To find the computer specs via Settings, either right-click on the ‘Start’ icon in the Taskbar or press WINDOWS + X to launch the Quick Access menu, and select ‘Settings’ from the list of options. Alternatively, you can press WINDOWS + I to directly launch the Settings app.
In Settings, the ‘System’ tab will open by default since it’s placed first in the navigation pane on the left. Now, scroll down on the right and select ‘About’.
You will now find the basic ‘Device specifications’ at the top. Also, there’s a ‘Copy’ button that would copy all the stuff mentioned here in the exact format, in case you want to share the data.
Just under ‘Device specifications’ is the section for ‘Windows specifications’, where you will find the Windows version, edition, OS build, and installed date.
2. Check Computer Specs via System Information
The System Information app details both the hardware and software specs of the computer. If you are looking for a comprehensive overview of the specs, this is the option you should go for. With the information categorized under different sections in the navigation pane on the left, it’s a lot easier to find the relevant stuff.
To find computer specs via System Information, press WINDOWS + R to launch the Run command, enter ‘msinfo32’ in the text field, and either click on ‘OK’ at the bottom or press ENTER to launch the ‘System Information’ app. Alternatively, you can search for the ‘System Information’ app in the ‘Search Menu’, and click on the relevant search result to launch it.
You will now find the computer specs listed on the right. However, that’s not all, there’s a lot more information that you can find through the app.
You can use the navigation pane on the left to find out other specs or view one in detail. For instance, if you want to find the display specifications, navigate to ‘Display’ under ‘Components’ and you will find all there’s to know.
The System Information app also allows you to export the data in the form of a text file, in case you want to share it or simply save it. First, navigate to the section that you want to export, click on the ‘File’ menu at the top-left corner, and select ‘Export’ from the list of options that appear.
Now, browse to the location where you want to save the export file, enter a name for it, ensure that the format is set to ‘Text File’, and then click on ‘Save’ at the bottom.
The text file for computer specs will now be saved in the selected location.
3. Check Computer Specs via Command Prompt
For users who rely on Command Prompt for various tasks, here’s how you can find the computer specifications with a simple command.
To find computer specs via Command Prompt, search for ‘Windows Terminal’ in the ‘Search Menu’, and once it’s under ‘Best match’, click on the ‘Command Prompt’ in the right pane.
Now, type or paste the following command and press ENTER to execute it.
It will take a moment to collect the computer specs. Once done, the specs will be listed right under the command.
4. Check Computer Specs via Windows PowerShell
You can also find the computer specifications via Windows PowerShell. It’s as simple as the last method.
Search for ‘Windows Terminal’ in the Search menu and once it’s under the ‘Best match’, click on ‘Windows PowerShell’ in the right-pane.
Next, enter the following shell command and press ENTER to execute it.
Just like with the Command Prompt, it will take a few seconds to collect the information. Once done, the computer specs will be listed in the PowerShell window.
These are all the ways you can find computer specs on Windows 11. The ‘Settings’ method works fine in case you require just the basic information. For detailed information on every aspect, launch the ‘System Information’ app.