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The hardware configuration of a Dell computer can be checked using the Dell.com/support website, the BIOS or System Setup, or the DirectX diagnostic tool that is integrated into Windows.
Identifying the specifications of the hardware devices in your Dell computer helps you download correct drivers from the Dell.com/support website.
The Dell.com/support website helps you view the original product specifications or system configuration. Identify your Dell computer using the Service Tag to see a detailed view of the original configuration your Dell computer was shipped with. You can also scan your computer to view the current configuration using SupportAssist.
Figure 1: Example of the original system configuration details on Dell.com/support website. Text in the image is in English.
The BIOS or System Setup of a computer provides information about information about some key hardware devices such as:
Figure 2: Example of hardware details in the BIOS of a Latitude E6530. Text in the image is in English.
The DirectX diagnostic tool provides information about the hardware devices in your computer. This tool is also used to collect information about devices to help troubleshoot problems with DirectX sound and video.
dxdiag and press Enter.
Figure 3: Example of the system information details in DirectX diagnostic tool. Text in the image is in English.
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