By: Joey Cam
Tutorial / How-To
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When I was new to computers I would often ask PC techs I knew in my personal life for help. When I brought home a new computer they were unfamiliar with they would ask me to give them my new computer specs. I honestly didn’t know WTF my specs were and I was clueless on how to find them.
[adblockingdetector id=”2″]Luckily the techs were always patient with me and would take me step-by-step on how to lookup any type of computer specs they wanted like processor, memory (RAM), operating system (Windows version) and video card information (graphics card). Back then I had to memorize all these different commands or various steps that confused the hell out of me. Since Windows XP, lookup up your PC specs has been simplified a lot. After the first time you learn how fast and easy it is to lookup your Windows computer system information it will only take about 5 seconds to repeat the process.
The method I will show you in the video tutorial below will not require any software download or installation. Everything you need is already built into Windows. This method will work on all versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and it will probably work into future versions of Windows, like Windows 10. It does not matter if your Windows computer is a laptop or desktop, it will work the same way on both of them.
[adblockingdetector id=”4″]If you are confident enough to skip the video tutorial below here is how to lookup your Windows PC specs using the “DirectX Diagnostic Tool”.
Step 1 – Hold Down the “Windows Key” on your keyboard then tap the “R” key
Step 2 – Type in the new dialogue box that pops up “dxdiag” and click “OK”
Step 3 – All your Operating System, Processor, Memory and DirectX info can be obtained on the opening “System” tab. Your graphics card info will be under the “Display 1” tab (Name, Manufacturer, Chip type & Approx. Total Memory)
In the following Quickly Find Your Windows PC System Information video tutorial I will take you step-by-step and you will easily learn the following…
1. Use the “dxdiag” command from the Run command prompt to open up the DirectX Diagnostic Tool
2. How to navigate around the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to find your important system information
3. How to create a text file with all of your Windows PC system info
4. When asking for help on tech help websites like this one, what information you need to give us
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