Checking Your Computer Specifications (PC)

Before beginning an online course, you need to make sure that your computer meets the minimum recommended requirements. On a Windows computer, the way to check your computer specifications is as follows. Please note that the specifications shown in the images below are for example only and do not represent recommended specifications.

  • Go to your Desktop.
  • Look for an icon that says "MyComputer."


  • Right-mouse click on "MyComputer" and select "Properties."
  • You will see a list of computer specifications displayed, such as the operating system, the processor type, the processor speed, and the available RAM memory:



  • To check your hard drive capacity, double-click on MyComputer, and then right-mouse click on the icon for your hard drive, and select Properties.




  • You will see the storage capacity of your hard drive displayed, along with information about how much space is currently available: