Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows part 10

How to view Your System Information in Windows

Understanding your system resources is a necessary part of troubleshooting. Resources include memory, mass storage, network access, processor power, and so on. When your program needs a hardware resource, it makes a request to the operating system. Windows then tries to fulfill the request and provide the software that the resources requested. If it doesn’t, you’ll find using your computer difficult to operate.

Every time the PC starts, it takes inventory of its hardware. The operating system knows this information, not only when the computer starts but also as you add or remove components. You can see that information for yourself by using the System Information tool.

You can view a summary of important information about your computer by opening System in Control Panel. You can see basic hardware information, such as your computer’s name, and you can change important system settings by clicking the links in the left pane of System.

  • Open System Information tool by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.


  • It will open a new window like this below it give you some information about Windows edition, Computer Name, Processor, System type, Windows Activation


Another way to open System Information tool

  • Start menu choose All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.


  • The System Information window opens. You see a quick summary of nerdy details about your computer, such as the type of processor installed, total memory, Windows version, and other technical tidbits.


To see specific information, choose a category from the left side of the window. There are main 3 categories Hardware Resources, Components, Software Environment,   The information is detailed and, by itself, useless. But when you need that specific information, you know where to find it. If you are looking for something specific but are not sure where to find it, you can always use the search feature.

Another handy thing about the System Information utility is that you can export all the info about your system into a text file and then email that file to technical support. To do that, click on File, then on Export and specify where you want to save the report file.


There is a shortcut that you can access System information withing a second use the following steps:

  • Click Start, and then click Run.
  • Type “msinfo32.exe” (without the quotation marks), and then click OK.
  • Click the plus sign (+) next to Components to view the hardware details.


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