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How To Know What Model Of Computer I Have

How To Know What Model Of Computer I Have

Technical queries, updates, mere curiosity… There are many reasons why sooner or later we will want to know the model of our computer. And if we don’t have the box located (or the last time we saw it, it was on its way to the landfill) and the name is not specified somewhere on the box, finding our specific model can be a real headache. However, there is a fairly easy way to view the computer model in just a few steps. We will tell you how to do it in Windows 8 (and Windows 10) and previous versions of this operating system.

We started with Windows 7 (this method should work normally on earlier versions, but we haven’t been able to test it). We must open the start menu and click the “Run” optionAn even faster way is to use the keyboard shortcut with the Windows key + R. A small window in the lower left corner lets you directly open a process. We have to write “dxdiag” without the quotes, and then we move on. In the next step, we can see a window with much information about our PC.

For example, we will be able to see the name that we have given to the equipment and the operating system version it is running. We also have data about the processor and RAM, some important data to check if we can run a certain game or application. In addition, information about the version of DirectX that we have installed is also displayed. These data can be expanded with specific information on the screen if we go to the corresponding tab (it is changed at the top of the window).

But the option that interests us the most here is the “System Model” option. To the right of this label, we will see the information about the equipment we use (in the test image, the HP Folio 13 ). If we use Windows 8 or 10, the ways to access this tool may differ. Of course, the “Windows key + R” shortcut is repeated as a quick way to access the run window. If we are in Windows 8, another interesting option is going to the main start interface and then typing “dxdiag.”The search tool will automatically show us the desired result, and we can open the diagnostic window.

Now, if we have already downloaded Windows 10 (the previous version), there is another simple path. In this case, we have a search bar next to the Windows start button (“Search the web and Windows”). We just have to write “dxdiag” in this bar (always without the quotes), and we will arrive at the desired window. Undoubtedly, a simple trick but difficult to find with the naked eye to know the model of our desktop or laptop computer.


Thanks to a reader’s comment, he has explained another simple way to access the main data of the PC. In Windows 10, just write “System Information” in the Cortana bar, and we will have access to the tool to find all kinds of information about our PC.

If we have Windows 7 or Windows 8, we must go to the file explorer and click on the search box. The same thing is written in this box, “System Information.”

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