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How to Check Computer Specs in Windows 7: Step-by-Step Guide

You may be in a situation in which you need your computer aspects to do different things such as installing a program or a game, upgrading Windows, and changing a piece of hardware. Also, you may want to purchase a new PC or laptop, so you need its specs to make a better decision.

In this article, we described how to check computer specs in Windows 7. To find out how to do that, follow us till the end of this article.

Different Ways to Check Computer Specs

1. Using a Keyboard Shortcut

To do so, you can hold the Windows key with the Pause / Break key. A window will pop up in which you can find your system information and a list of its specs.

2. Using Control Panel

Using Control Panel to check your computer specs can give you all the information that you need. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Find Control Panel and double-click on it.
  3. Go to the System and Security section.
  4. On a new page that pops up, select System.
  5. Then, a window will pop up in which you can find all your computer specs.

Before you click on System, note that there are some shortcuts that you can use to find some specific information such as the amount of your computer’s RAM.

Instead of clicking on System, you can go to the Hardware and Sound section to get information about different devices that are connected to your PC.

This section, Hardware and Sound, can help you with finding the specs of your current devices, installing new hardware, and configuring the connected hardware to your PC.

3. Using Computer Icon

This is another easy way to find your computer specs. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on Computer (The icon is a computer), which is available on your desktop. If you could not find it on your desktop, go to the Start menu and find it from the right side menu.
  2. Choose the Properties option from the menu.
  3. You can find the computer specs on the window that pops up.

4. Using File Explorer Window

Using File Explorer is a quick and easy way to find some of your computer specs. This method gives you a few basic specs, so if you need more details and information, you need to try other methods.

To find your computer specs through File Explorer, follow the steps below:

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Choose your hard drive.

The lower part of your screen will show you a few specs of your computer. The specs such as the occupied space of your hard drive, the capacity of your hard drive, and also your CPU specs.

5. Using System Info Command

This method gives you more information about your computer, such as the Experience Index and edition of your Windows. (Experience Index is a grade that displays your hardware abilities.

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Command Prompt from the search field of the Start menu. You can type Command or cmd in the search field.
  2. In the opened window, copy and paste this command: systeminfo.exe
  3. Now, you can find your computer specs from the window that will pop up.

Note: Try different methods due to the variety of each utility.  

Last Words

Optimistically, this article gives you all the information that you need to check your computer specs with the aim of installing a new game or program and upgrading your Windows. Have you ever tried any of the suggested methods? Which method do you prefer? Do you know any other ways to check computer specs?

Kimia Sh

Kimia is an accomplished author and technology enthusiast with a keen interest in writing about Windows tips and tricks. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Kimia always had a fascination for technology and its ever-evolving capabilities. After completing her studies in Computer Science, Kimia started working in the software development industry, where she gained extensive experience and technical expertise. Her passion for writing about technology led her to create a blog focused on providing Windows users with useful tips and tricks. Kimia's blog quickly gained popularity, and she became known for her ability to communicate technical concepts in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner. Her articles are praised for their clarity and practicality, and she has developed a loyal following of readers who look to her for advice on getting the most out of their Windows systems. In addition to writing about technology, Kimia is also an accomplished software developer and has contributed to the development of numerous applications and software programs. Her technical expertise gives her a unique perspective on the challenges faced by Windows users, and she is always seeking out new ways to make their lives easier and more efficient. When she's not working on her blog or developing software, Kimia enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid traveler and loves to explore new cultures and cuisines. Overall, Kimia is a talented author and technology expert who is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. Her dedication to providing practical, useful advice to Windows users has made her a respected figure in the industry, and she continues to inspire and educate others through her work on her blog and beyond.

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