How to Check the Computer Specs on Windows


Checking a computer technical specs might be necessary when it comes to installing new software, programs, or games. It might be impossible to play a game or run a program if your computer is not capable of supporting its requirements.

In this guide, we'll walk you through simple and effective methods on how to check your computer specs on a Windows system. We will provide methods for all currently available Windows versions: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, and 11.

How to see PC specs on Windows 10

  1. Open the File Explorer and find the "This PC" option.
  2. Right-click the icon to open the context menu and select "Properties" to see PC specs.
Windows 10

Windows 11

  1. Open the Start Menu (the Windows symbol the the bottom left corner of the screen).
  2. Click the gear icon to open the "Settings" app.
  3. Select "System" in the left-hand menu.
  4. Scroll down and choose the "About this PC" tab to check computer specs.

Windows 8

  1. Click the "Start" menu and search for "System" in the search field.
  2. Select the "System" option from the results.

Windows 7 and earlier

For Windows 7, Vista, and XP, the steps are the same.

  1. Find the "Computer" icon on your desktop.
  2. Right-click the icon to open the context menu and select the "Properties" option to check PC specs.
Windows 7, Vista, and XP

Versatile methods for all Windows versions

Method 1

Click the "Windows" and "Pause/Break" buttons simultaneously. This will open the technical specs of your computer.

Method 1

Method 2

  1. Simultaneously click the "Windows" and "R" buttons on your keyboard.
  2. Type in "msinfo32" into the opened window and click "OK".
Method 2


These methods provide multiple options for checking your computer specifications on Windows. Choose the one that suits your Windows version and comfort level.

Alexandra Meyer

Editor-in-Chief at Icecream Apps

With experience spanning over several years, Alexandra Meyer holds the esteemed position of editor-in-chief at Icecream Apps. Originally involved in the website's establishment in 2014, Alexandra now ensures the maintenance of the company's exceptional content standards across their various projects. Specializing in technology, software, online services, and human resources, she has extensively written and edited numerous articles on these subjects.
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