2 Ways to check computer specifications using RUN

How to check your computer specifications using RUN

Knowing the System Information (Specifications) of your Windows PC becomes important. Especially when you are matching the compatibility of a Software or Game. In this article, we are going to show you the ways in which you can see the computer specs by using the Run program. Although there are many ways, we are showing you options for the RUN program only because it is fast, easy, and uses less time to open. Let’s now dive into it.

How to check your computer specifications using RUN

How to check System Specification on Windows using RUN

There are actually two ways to use the Run program on your Windows PC for knowing the system specs. One is by using the System Information command and the other is by opening the Command prompt via Run. Each one of them is good in its own way and you can choose anyone you like. Let’s hop on to the tutorial now.

Method 1: By using the System Information command in the Run program

This is a very easy step and you can reach the system information using Run Windows as follows:

Step 1: Press Windows + R keys combination on the keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: In the text field of the Run window, type in the following command and click OK:


run windows

Step 2: Doing so will open the System Information window on your PC. Here, you can see a lot of information about your PC.

system information panel

After a little bit of scrolling, you can reach the Installed RAM option, where you can see the Available Physical Memory and Total Memory Available.

system information panel with RAM 1

Here you can see all the System Summary which contains information like System Type, Processor, BIOS version and Available Physical Memory, etc.

Step 3: If you want to dive deeper into more technical stuff then you can also check other features. For example, on the left pane follow the tree. Navigate to System Summary > Components> Multimedia > Display. Here you will get info like Graphic Adapter’s Name, its type, and Memory.

system infromation display

Similarly, if you follow the tree System Summary > Components > Network > Adapter, you will land on the Network where you can find IP Address.

system information panel with network adapter

If you want to go further then you can surely go for it. And check all the info that you desire to be necessary.

You can also save this complete system information as a Text file. Here is how you can do that:

Saving System Information as a text file

Saving System Information as a text file is very beneficial. By saving it as a text file you automatically do away with the above-mentioned steps. Whenever you want to see the system info you can just go through that text file. Follow these simple steps and you can save your System Info Text file.

Step 1: Open the System Information window by following the steps mentioned above.

Step 2: Then on the top left corner click on the File menu followed by Export.

system info print

Step 3: This will open an Export As window on the screen. Here select the location where you want to save the file then type system info( you can save by any name of your choice) and click on the Save button.

system info print dialog box

Step 4: After hitting the save button your file will get saved. Here is a little preview of how it will look when you open it.

system info printed

Method 2: By opening Command Prompt using Run Program

You can also check System Information without going through the System Information panel. Just by using the Command Prompt. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Press Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open the Run program.

Step 2: Now type cmd in the text field and Enter or click on the OK button.

run window cmd

Step 2: This will open the Command Prompt window on your PC. Here, run the following command


cmd window systeminfo

Step 3: Doing so will list the complete System Information like System Model, Processor, Total Physical Memory, Network Adapter, etc.

cmd windows system info opened

You can also save this as a Text file. Follow the following step to do the same.

Saving System information as a text file

Step 1: The System Information that is opened in the Command Prompt window is selected first by pressing Ctrl + A keys and then pressing Ctrl + C. Hence the info will be copied.

Step 2: Now open the Notepad App by searching for it in the Start menu.

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Step 4: When the Notepad is opened, press Ctrl + V to paste the specification that you copied from Command Prompt.

notepad paste

Step 5: Once the specs are copied, click on the File option from the menu bar and select the Save option.

notepad saving

Step 6: The Save As window will appear. Here select the location, name the file and then click the Save button. The file will be saved at the selected location.

notepad system info save

Bottom Line

And with that said, here comes the end of this guide and I am hoping that it was helpful for you. The Run command is an all-in-one tool that can be used to open almost all Windows programs. The same also applies to the scenario where if you want to know the specifications of your PC. This guide describes two different ways to use the Run program to get PC specifications.

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