What kind of computer do I have? What CPU my personal computer is using? How many cores are there in my CPU? What is my system configuration? If you have such questions keep coming into your mind and you want to get the full information about your device, then this guide would be the beneficial resource for you.
We will be discussing the six methods in this article through which you can get the information about your computer. These methods generally work on most of the Windows OS versions from 7 to 10.
Method 1 – Using the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) tool
How many times do you ask this question to yourself – what kind of computer do I have? Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) tool is generally used to manage computers running Microsoft Windows. This tool was initially designed to run on Windows XP Professional or Windows 2003, but you can use it to get the full information on your current system no matter what windows version you have installed on your PC.
You can get the full information of WMIC tool global switches which can be run only on Windows XP Professional & Windows 2003. Our primary goal is to get the system information through the use of WMIC Instructions. If you’re running your computer on the Windows XP Professional or Above OS, then follow the below steps to get the information about your system.
- Type Windows+R button to open Run a program/application console
- Type cmd in the textbox & type enter key.
- Now one new black popup window of command prompt will be displayed on the desktop
- Now type following commands to get information about CPU
wmic CPU list full
- Once you type enter key, you will get the information output in different fields from address width to voltage caps which will give you the complete information about the CPU your system is running on.
- You can get complete information about physical memory using the below command
wmic memorychip list full
- Likewise, you can get the information about the motherboard of your personal computer using below command
wmic baseboard list full
After taking a note on system information you can simply exit from the command prompt using exit command or pressing the close button at the top right corner
Method 2 – What Kind of Computer Do I Have? through the msinfo tool
You are available with the different variety of programs from the Microsoft if you’re running your system on the Windows operating system. One such a program/application is handy to get all the information about the system you’re currently running & what kind of computer are you using right now? Follow the simple steps given below to know what kind of computer you’re using right now.
- Open the Run Console through the start menu or shortcut key Windows+R
- Once the Run console is open, then you need to type msinfo32 in the text box
- After pressing enter key, you will get the popup window of System Information on your computer screen
- Now you can get the whole system information about your personal computer in a single window
- Find the information under System Summary
After taking note of all the system information, you can close the window with a close button at the top right corner.
It is a straightforward method to get information about the system. If this method is not working on your personal computer due to any technical issue then use the second method explained below.
Method 3 – Use of Registry Editor for Getting the System Information
Windows Registry Editor is a graphical tool in the Windows operating system that allows users to get information on windows registry & edit it through the single console. Only advanced users can work with this tool to edit the windows registers. Usually, administrators used to take backup of registry editors. It can be used to fix temporary profiles in Windows 7.
You can use this Registry Editor to get a piece of information about your system. Follow the below steps to get system information on what kind of computer are you using? Use the Registry Editor to know system configuration by following the steps given below.
- Open the Run Console through the start menu or shortcut key Windows+R
- Once the Run console is open, then you need to type regedit in the text box
- After pressing enter key, you will get the popup window on your screen with name Registry Editor as shown in the below image
- Now traverse the below path to get the information about your CPU
- Once you click on “Environment”, you will be able to see your system information on your computer screen.
After taking note of all the system information, you can close the window with a close button at the top right corner. Registry Editor is another method to get information about the system. The advanced users are using the same tools to get handy with the windows registry.
Method 4 – You Can Get Complete Information About Your System Through DirectX Diagnostic Tool
DirectX Diagnostic Tool is a diagnostic tool from Microsoft for the testing of DirectX functionality & troubleshooting video or sound related hardware problem. It diagnoses all the drivers & system hardware to detect the functionality error. You can use this tool to get complete information about your computer system. You are required to follow the below steps to get the system information.
- Go to start menu & open the Run console; you can open it through use of Windows+R hotkey as well
- Once the Run console is open type dxdiag in the text box & press enter
- It may use your internet to diagnose the system if your pc is present in active Internet connection, I recommend to keep your calmness busy in such a scenario.
- Now you will get the DirectX Diagnostic Tool popup window on your computer screen.
- Now go to the System tab to get the information about your computer system.
- You can note down this information for your future reference if you need.
Method 5 – You Can Get Complete Information About Your System Using Task Manager
Task Manager is a system monitoring program generally used to monitor the processes & applications that are running on your computer system as well as to get the general status of the computer system you’re using. You can use this program to get information about your computer system.
- Go to start menu & search for the task manager program
- Or you can open it through the hotkey Alt+Ctrl+Del
- Once the Task manager is opened up on your computer screen navigate to the performance tab
- You will get to see the performance of your CPU, Memory & Storage Disks as well as the Internet as shown in the image below
- You can get all the information related to CPU such as Name, Manufacturer, Clock Speed, Number of cores, Number of logical cores, CPU Cache memory.
- Get the complete information about the Memory like the form factor, total capacity, used memory, available memory as shown in the image below.
- You will also the fields about the storage capacity provided by the product seller & ethernet, wifi.
- You may take note of this info otherwise close the task manager application.
- Now you knew the trick of how to know – What Kind of Computer Do I Have?
Conventional Method – You Can Get Complete Information About Your System Through Control Panel
Microsoft Windows allows it’s end users to view & change the system settings by means of control panel program. You may easily view & change the system settings, configurations, add/remove programs, add/remove external hardware devices like mouse, printers. Our primary concern is to get the complete system information through the control panel. You will be needed to follow the steps below to know the answer to the question – what kind of computer do I have?
- Go to start menu & open control panel
- Now navigate through the below path
System and Security>System
- It will display you all the information related to your computer system.
- You will see the information as shown in the image below
- It is the most straightforward method to get the complete system information
Are you still struggling with finding the proper answer to your question – what kind of computer do I have? I guess the above mentioned six methods will work fine on various windows version like Windows 7/8/8.1/10. I hope you have found the right information on what kind of computer you’re using currently.