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System Information Tools in Windows 10/8/7

You may occasionally need to know a little more about your machine…details about your hardware, software, etc. There are four ways you can get such system information info in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, natively.

System Information Tools in Windows

1] Control Panel System Properties

For knowing just the basics, about your operating system and computer try the System Control Panel. You can open System Properties by simply pressing the Windows Logo+Break keys or by Right-clicking Computer and choose Properties.

2] Computer Management utility

If you need more information right-click on This PC or Computer and select Manage to open Computer Management Utility.

3] SystemInfo

To dig a little deeper Systeminfo.exe is a great tool ! Systeminfo.exe is a command-line utility that displays information about your Windows version, BIOS, processor, memory, network configuration, and so on.

4] System Information or MSInfo Utility or msinfo32.exe

And finally there is the System Information or MSInfo Utility or msinfo32.exe. It is truly a geek’s Paradise! You can use this tool to gather information about your computer, to diagnose issues with your computer, or to access other tools.

To start this one, Run > type msinfo32 > hit Enter.

The wealth of information you will be presented with, will be to say the least, overwhelming! Its always a good idea to preserve your configuration information. It can can turn out to be rather useful if you have problems. Comparing your machines current configuration with an earlier good configuration can help you locate the problem areas.

The System Information or MSInfo Utility or msinfo32.exe provides the following:

You can save it as an .nfo file, which can be opened with System Information or simply as a text file.

You might just want to also check out our Windows Event Viewer Plus.