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 info in Windows 7 or Vista.
- 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.
- For a little more information : Right-Click on Computer and select Manage to open computer management utility.
- 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, networkconfiguration, and so on. To open this utility, simply Run Systeminfo.exe !
- And finally there is the System Information/MSInfo Utility. msinfo32.exe is a Geek’s Paradise ! 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. For more information refer KB308549
You can save it as an .nfo file, which can be opened with System Information or simply as a text file.
Also check out our Windows Event Viewer Plus.