If you use a desktop, laptop, or tablet, understanding the components inside your PC and your OS information can come in handy. For example, if you’re about to install a piece of software, but you’re not sure if it’ll run with your system configuration. When the device stops working, and you need to troubleshoot the problem. Or you’re noticing system performance issues, and you want to check if the hardware is ready for an upgrade.
On Windows 10, you can check your device specifications, including Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, model number, processor, memory, drive, graphics, OS version and updates in a number of ways. However, depending on the method you use, the properties available will be slightly different.
In this Windows 10 guide, we walk you through the steps to find the full list of your device hardware and software specifications.
How to check system information using Settings
If you only need to check some of the basic specs, such as the processor, memory, and the current version of Windows 10, you can use the Settings app to view this information using these steps:
- Open Settings.
- Click on System.
- Click on About.
See the “Device specifications” and “Windows specifications” sections.
In the Device specifications section, you can find the device name, processor, installed memory, system architecture, and if the computer includes support for a stylus.
Also, in the Windows specifications section, you can check the edition of Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Enterprise, or Education), version number, the date when the feature update was installed, and the current build number (the number after the period indicates the quality update version).