When you need to know more details about your computer configuration, use this guide to get a complete overview of your system information on Windows 10.
On Windows 10 you can check your system information, including BIOS detail, computer model, processor, hard drive, graphics, operating system, and other specifications in a number of ways. Depending on the tool you use, the information available will be slightly different.
In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to view the complete system information of your computer.
- How to check system information using Settings app.
- How to check system information using System Information.
- How to check system information using Command Prompt.
How to check system information using Settings app
If you’re looking to get a basic overview of your system configuration, the Settings app can provide various pieces of information about your hardware and software.
To see basic system information using the Settings app, do the following:
- Open Settings.
- Click on System.
- Click on About.
In this settings page, you’ll find the exact version of Windows 10 and build number, which increments every time Microsoft releases a cumulative update or feature update.
You can also see the system type, exact processor, and memory installed on your system.
Similar information can be found on Control Panel > System.
How to check system information using System Information
System Information is not exactly a new tool on Windows 10, but it’s still one of the best tools you can use to view the complete system specifications of your PC.
To open the System Information, do the following:
- Open the Start menu.
- Search for msinfo32 or System Information and press Enter.
Whatever hardware is on your computer, chances are that you’ll be able to find it in System Information. As you open the tool, you’ll see the System Summary, which includes information like system model, system type, processor, BIOS information and last firmware update date, and installed memory.
The graphics card information isn’t available in the System Summary, but if it’s something you want to find out, you can quickly view this information by expanding Components and selecting Display.
How to generate a complete system information report
One interesting feature about System Information is the ability to create a report with your entire system specifications. This is particularly useful if you run into a hardware failure and the computer won’t boot; if you’ve run a complete report and stored it up on OneDrive it’ll still be accessible so you know what all is inside your computer, even if the computer itself can’t tell you anymore.
To generate a report, do the following:
- Open System Information.
- Select the information you want to export. For example, if you select System Summary, you’ll be exporting every piece of information. However, if you only want to export your computer’s graphic card details, you can simply select Display.
- Click on File.
- Click on Export.
- Browse the location to save the file.
- Enter a descriptive name and click Save to complete the task.
How to check system information using Command Prompt
You can also use, which is a command-line tool that allows you to get a great deal of information about your system. This tool will even tell you when the operating system was installed!
To see your system information using this utility, do the following:
- Open the Start menu and do a search for Command Prompt.
- Right-click the result and select Run as administrator.
- Type the following command and press Enter.
Once you run the command, you’ll get detailed configuration about the hardware and operating system, including Windows and update information, architecture, BIOS version, memory and network adapter details, and other pieces of information.