If we ask you what the technical characteristics of your computer are, you probably don't remember them exactly, right? It is important to know specifications such as the speed of the processor, the amount of RAM or the version of Windows that you have installed on your PC, especially when installing a new program. Even those of us glued to the keyboard all day need to refresh our memory from time to time (that is, always). But seeing the technical properties of the computer in Windows 7 or Windows 10 is very easy.
How to know the characteristics of the computer in Windows 7
There are programs that display the specifications of the computer, but nothing needs to be installed . The computer does enough things by itself, so that we go around putting superfluous programs. With three mouse clicks we have plenty to know everything.
To see the basic information of the equipment, click on the Windows icon, and right click on "Equipment". From the options that appear in the drop-down menu, we select "Properties". If "Computer" does not appear, we have to look for "Control Panel", and then click on "System". Another way to view your computer's specs is to open your old file explorer. In the menu on the left, we find "This computer" (or the classic "My Computer"). We right click, and choose "Properties" again.
A screen will appear showing the data we are looking for. We see the version of the installed operating system, the specifications of the processor or the name of the computer . We also check especially relevant information, the type of system. Many applications and programs have two different installation files, depending on whether our operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit. However, this window offers us summary information. To consult the complete and detailed list of features, it is necessary to resort to DirectX diagnostics. Below we explain how to do it.
How to know the technical specifications of the PC in Windows 10
The way to know the characteristics of the computer in Windows 10 is very similar to that of Windows 7. We right click on the Windows icon and select "System". Similarly, we can open the file explorer and right click on "This computer". Then click on "Properties".
What we have seen so far is a basic summary, but we can get much more complete information. All Windows distributions include a DirectX diagnostic tool , with which you can fully understand the characteristics of any component on your computer. In Windows 7, we press the Windows icon and use the "Run" function. We write dxdiag in the dialog box and press Enter. In Windows 10, just press the Windows icon and type dxdiag directly . We can also use the Windows + R keyboard shortcut to open the "Run" dialog.
This diagnostic tool shows every detail of the computer. The window has tabs where you can find information about the hardware and peripherals, such as the screen or the sound card. For example, the "Render" tab encompasses the graphics card specifications.
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