How to check complete hardware specifications on Windows 11

Whether you have a laptop or desktop computer, determining the technical specifications of the hardware and software can be helpful. For instance, it can confirm whether the device meets the requirements to upgrade to a new version of Windows 11 or a specific application. If the computer becomes sluggish, the hardware specifications can help to find out whether a component needs an upgrade or whether you have to upgrade to a new computer. Or, if the device stops working, knowing the tech specs can be useful to troubleshoot the problem.

Regardless of the case, Windows 11 includes multiple methods to check your computer information (CPU, RAM, motherboard, video card, model and serial number, drivers, and Windows update and version), using Settings, System Information, PowerShell, and Command Prompt. However, the information available may be slightly different depending on the utility.

In this Windows 11 guide, we will walk you through the different ways to check your laptop or desktop computer’s complete hardware and software specifications.

How to find device specs using Settings on Windows 11

If you are interested in the basic system specifications (such as processor, memory, and Windows installation details), you can use the “About” page.

To check the device’s basic hardware specs with the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click the About page on the right side.

    Source: Windows Central

  4. Under the Device specifications section, check the processor, system memory (RAM), architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), and pen and touch support.

    Device Specifications

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  5. (Optional) Click the Copy button to copy and share the details and save them for future reference or inventory.
  6. Under the Windows specifications section, check the software specifications:
    • Edition — Shows whether this is a Windows 11 Pro or Home installation.
    • Version — Reveals the Windows release currently on the computer, and the version changes every year after a feature update.
    • Installed on — States the date when the last feature update was installed.
    • OS build — Indicates the build number of the release. The first five numbers represent the version, and anything after the period represents the latest quality update.
    • Experience — Reveals the service feature pack version installed on the device.

    Windows Specifications

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  7. (Optional) Click the Copy button to copy and share the details and save them for future reference or inventory.

Once you complete the steps, you will know the basic technical specifications for the computer.

How to find device specs using System Information on Windows 11

The System Information app can give you a complete overview of the computer’s technical specifications on Windows 11.

To view all the hardware specs of the laptop or desktop computer, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for msinfo32 and click the top result to open the System Information app.
  3. Select on System Summary.

    System Information tech specs

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  4. Confirm the device specifications, including system model and type, processor brand and model, UEFI firmware version and other details, total memory capacity, motherboard brand and model, and virtualization feature support.
  5. (Optional) Expand the Components branch.
  6. Click on Display to view the graphics card information.

    Graphics specifications

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After you complete the steps, you will have a detailed overview of the device.

Create hardware specs report

You can also use the app to create a computer hardware and software specifications report.

To create a report with the system specifications on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for msinfo32 and click the top result to open the System Information app.
  3. Select the tech specs to export by selecting the category on the left navigation pane.

    Quick tip: Selecting System Summary will export everything. However, if you only need to export the graphics card details, only select the Display item.

  4. Click on the File menu.
  5. Click the Export option.

    Export tech specs on Windows 11

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  6. Select the folder to export the report.
  7. Confirm a descriptive name for the report — for example, “Office PC Specs.”
  8. Click the Save button.

After you complete the steps, the specifications will export into a text file, which you can then open with any text editor.

How to find device specs using PowerShell on Windows 11

You can use PowerShell to determine the technical specifications of a laptop or desktop computer on Windows 11.

To check the computer tech specs on Windows 11 with PowerShell, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
  3. Type the following command to determine the hardware specs and press Enter:

    Get-ComputerInfo

    PowerShell full tech specs

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  4. (Optional) Type the following command to view only the details of a specific component and press Enter:

    Get-ComputerInfo -Property "PROPERTY-NAME"

    In the command, change PROPERTIES-NAME for the details to review. This example shows the firmware information:

    Get-ComputerInfo -Property "bios*"

    PowerShell component specs

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    Quick note: The asterisk * in the command is a wildcard to match every property that starts with the “BIOS” keyword.

Once you complete the steps, PowerShell will display a complete list of the hardware information from Windows 11 or the specific property you specified in the command.

How to find device specs using Command Prompt on Windows 11

Also, it’s possible to use Command Prompt to generate a viewing of the technical specifications with the System Information (systeminfo) tool.

To determine the computer specifications with Command Prompt on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
  3. Type the following command to find the computer technical specifications and press Enter:

    systeminfo

    Systeminfo tech specs list

    Source: Windows Central
    Quick tip: Use the systeminfo /? command to list the available options of the tool.

  4. (Optional) Type the following command to view only the details of a specific component and press Enter:

    systeminfo | findstr /C:"ITEM-NAME"

    In the command, change ITEM-NAME for the details to review as shown in the “Item” column of the System Information app. This example shows the total amount of memory:

    systeminfo | findstr /C:"Total Physical Memory"

    Systeminfo search tech specs on Windows 11

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Once you complete the steps, the hardware and software specifications will be shown in the output.

On Command Prompt and PowerShell, you can use these instructions to export the command console output to a text file.

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