How to Run System Test on Windows 11 PC

With the help of the popular hardware analysis software Dr. Hardware, we can run a system test on any Windows 11 PC. This system test, as can be guessed from its title, comprises of a series of tests designed to completely test everything on a typical Windows PC.

According to the developers of Dr. Hardware software, the system test covers the entire hardware and software components of a Windows PC. It attempts to test all the components in the hope to find any possible errors, weak spots, and potential anomalies.

It is able to detect unsigned drivers, faulty hardware, devices that have problems, drive errors, high temperature, and errors reported through the S.M.A.R.T. data of a drive. If you have been using your old PC all these years, then it is going to report also about the old processor that is now consuming too much energy and possibly generating too much heat.

In order to run the test, we have to first download and install Dr. Hardware from After installing Dr. Hardware, we can launch it using its desktop shortcut. We can then click on the System Test under the Tests & Tools category.

Dr. Hardware System Test

This will start the test instantly. You will see Dr. Hardware test your hardware components and the software. It will keep running for many minutes and might show you prompts in the middle. This is why you cannot leave your computer unattended.

At the end of the system test, you might see many errors or weaknesses of your system. On our test PC, it found out that automatic Windows Updates have been disabled. It noticed that the Windows 11 Home edition was running with only 3 GB RAM while the recommended memory (by Microsoft) is a minimum of 4 GB.

Dr. Hardware System Test

In the trial version, it does not display all the found problems. You can take actions about the problems it has found. For example, it it finds out that Windows Updates have been disabled then we can enable them.