Operating System Specs Windows Vista

Finding Your System Specifications

You can find your Windows Vista system specifications by following these step-by-step instructions.

Step 1

Check System Specs Vista 1
Left-click the "Start" button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

Step 2

Check System Specs Vista 2
Right-click on "Computer" in the Start menu.

Step 3

Check System Specs Vista 2.5
Left-click "Properties" in the menu.

Step 4

Check System Specs Vista 3.5
You will see a window with the system information.  The key information is indicated by the red boxes in the above image.  Steps 5 through 7 will explain what you see here in more detail.

Step 5

Check OS Version Windows Vista 1
The first section you should be aware of is under the "Windows edition" header.  In the above image, the first red box indicates what edition of Windows you are running.  The second box indicates the version you are running.  In this case, this would be Service Pack 2.

Step 6

Check OS Version Windows Vista 2
Under the "System" header, you will see information about the processor, RAM, and system type.  The first red box in the above image indicates the processor information, including the model number and speed.  The second box indicates the amount of installed RAM.  The third box indicates the system type installed.  The system type will either be 32-bit or 64-bit.

Step 7

Check OS Version Windows Vista 3
Under the "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" header, you will see information about the computer's name and domain or workgroup.  The first red box in the above image indicates a shorthand version of the computer's name.  The second box indicates the full name of the computer.  The third box indicates the name of the domain or workgroup the computer is joined to.


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