How to Access Computer Specs From the CMD

By Michael Butler

Before purchasing new software for your computer, you should always read the minimum and recommended system requirements to use the program. Then, check those requirements against your computer's specifications. This ensures that you do not buy software that you cannot use. Windows includes several programs you can use to quickly check your computer's specifications. One way to access computer specifications is to use the Windows Command Prompt interface.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button.

Step 2

Type "cmd" in the Search box, then click "CMD" under "Programs" to open the Command Prompt.

Step 3

Type "systeminfo" and press "Enter." You should see a brief overview of your computer's specifications.

Step 4

Type "msinfo32" and press "Enter" to start the more detailed System Information program.