If you’ve ever bought new software to install onto your PC, you will probably have noticed that it came with a list of basic system requirements. If you’re not sure what version of Windows you’re running, or how much RAM is installed onto your PC, you will need to check what PC specifications (better known as specs) you have to work with. It is a good idea to make a note of these specs before you buy any new software or program to install on your PC, to avoid disappointment or wasted money.
When buying a brand new PC or laptop, the specs will normally be presented to you as part of the buying process, so if your PC is that new, you might still have this information at hand. However, for most people, that information is long gone. Even if you know the exact model of the PC you own, it is probably best not to try and search for it on the internet, as slight variations between models could give you the wrong information.
To find your PC specs, you will need to start up your PC and open up the Start menu. In the Start menu, you need to click on “All Programs” before selecting the “Accessories” tab. Once you have done this, select the “System Tools” file, and from this menu select “System information”. In the Window which pops up, you should be able to find your full PC specs, including the Operating system you’re using, your processor model and your available memory space.