Where to find computer hardware specs in Windows 10

If you do not remember the model number of your motherboard, processor capacity, etc. or you want to find the hardware specifications of your computer, you can do not need to use any third-party software to find this information while using Windows 10.

Where to find computer hardware specs

To find system information and computer hardware specs in Windows 10, you can use built-in system information tools or a free software:

  1. Using the msinfo32 tool
  2. Find system information using Command Prompt
  3. Using free software to find hardware specs.

Let us see this in detail.

1] Using msinfo32 tool

Windows 10 comes with an in-built tool called System Information. As the name defines, you can find every kind of information related to the hardware configuration of your computer. From the graphics card to the motherboard to the processor, this is possible to get the information on your screen.

To open the msinfo32 tool using Run prompt, you need to press Win+R, and type the following command-


Where to find hardware specs in Windows 10

Now, you can find the necessary information on your screen.

If you want to know about the graphics card, or network adapter, or anything specific, you can navigate to that section from your left-hand side, and get that accordingly.

You can also open the System Information panel using the Taskbar search box. You need to search for “system information” in the search box and click on the correct tool in the search result.

2] Find system information using Command Prompt

Where to find computer hardware specs

You can use Command Prompt to use the systeminfo tool.

Open Command Prompt with administrator privilege and execute this command-


It takes a couple of seconds to show some basic information in the Command Prompt window.

3] Using free software to find hardware specs

The best free software to find hardware specs in Windows 10 are:

  • BGInfo
  • CPU-Z
  • Free PC Audit.

BGInfo shows the computer configuration in the background of your Desktop. That means the hardware information is always visible unless you close the app manually. Thus, you can always keep an eye on the hardware, and some software information if you want to do that.

CPU-Z is capable of giving information on the processor, process, cache levels, mainboard, chipset, and much more.

Free PC Audit is a desktop software that lets you find the hardware as well as software system information of your personal computer.

Using it on your PC is very easy as it doesn’t come with any complicated settings. After opening this tool, you can find some basic information, and that expands if you click on a particular hardware type such as motherboard, RAM, etc. You can download it from the official website.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.