System info: Find out when your Windows was installed and other system information

SystemInfo or System Info command tool in Windows, will tell you all you need to know about your computer system. If you would like to know when your Windows was installed and plenty other information about your system, this built-in tool comes pretty handy.

System Info

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To run the System Info Tool, you have to open an elevated command prompt windows. You can do it in Windows 8, using the WinX Menu. In Windows 7 or Windows Vista, type cmd in start menu search bar. In the ‘cmd’ result which appears, right-click on it and select Run as Administrator.

Next type systeminfo in the command prompt and hit Enter.

This will display a detailed configuration information about a computer and its operating system, including operating system configuration, security information, product ID, and hardware properties, such as RAM, disk space, and network card, including System Boot Time, Bios version, Processor details, Memory details, Page file information, Hot fixes installed, etc.

Some parameters or switches mentioned on TechNet:

  • /? : Displays Help.
  • /p Password: Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.
  • /s Computer: Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer. The default is the local computer.
  • /u Domain  \ User: Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by User or Domain\User. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.
  • /fo { TABLE | LIST | CSV }: Specifies the format to use for the output. Valid values are TABLE, LIST, and CSV. The default format for output is LIST.
  • /nh: Suppresses column headers in the output. Valid when the /fo parameter is set to TABLE or CSV.

Tomorrow we will read about the four built-in System Information Tools in Windows 8.

Meanwhile, find out how you can display System Configuration Details on your Windows Desktop.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.