How to find your PC’s system information?

By Liz Cornwell | October 12, 2009 |

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Sometimes you need to get specific information about your Windows computer. For example, when you have problems with your PC and are talking to a technical support person. Quite often tech support ask you question like how much RAM you have, what’s the size of your hard drive, which graphic card have you got, etc. It’s really great if you can answer all these questions straight away. But what if you can’t? The answer is easy – all you need to do is open the Windows built-in System Information tool.

System InformationThe System Information utility is easy to find:

  • Click on the Start button and go to All Programs;
  • Then click Accessories and go to System Tools;
  • Click on System Information;

The System Information tool is pretty easy to use. There are different categories on the left-hand side – System Summary, Hardware Resources, Components, and Software Environment.

If all you need is basic PC system information, like computer name, version of your OS, the amount of memory your PC has, then all you need to see is System Summary. However, if you are really computer-savvy and want to find some specific system information, like IRQs, you can expand Hardware Resources and click on the IRQs category.

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.

If you want a System Information tool that provides even more (system performance summary, running processes, has a device manager), you should consider third-party programs, like Auslogics System Information, and choose the one that suits you.

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    Jennie S Saiz
    May 1, 2013 @08:59 am

    I need to know who I can speak to about one of my computers.supposing has a infection.I purchased a program,for cleaning and what not.for $39.99.but it did not take care of the infection of about over 9,000.from what the program company said to is not this’s a Desktop computer.Thank You for allowing me to comment.but I need help.don’t know who to call.any suggestions?

  • G
    June 13, 2013 @02:57 am

    Jennie S Saiz,
    I hope you didn’t buy a “suggested” solution from your computer. That was most likely the spyware on it scamming you into buying something that doesn’t work. If it was, then you just lost $40. You might be able to get it back through your bank.

    What I would suggest doing is downloading Super Anti Spyware, Malware Bytes, AdAware and Spybot Search and Destory. Run them one at a time and make sure you’re doing a full scan.
    If you can’t remove something, try booting into safe mode then running the programs.

    Also, make sure your antivirus is up to date (You ARE running AV, right???)

    That should get everything off your system. Hopefully.

    The absolute best thing you can do is just do a low level format and reinstall your OS, but if you’re not familiar with doing so, then I’d hold off on that.

    I hope this helps.

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    Mohammad Ziaur Rahman
    August 1, 2013 @12:29 am

    Thank you for informative post. A person can know not only his system information but also all information to follow the instruction of Know Details about PC without Software. And I hope it can help your blog readers. My wish to you keep writing on this type of good post.

  • J
    September 6, 2013 @04:06 pm

    Thanks for your informative post. A computer user can know details on his computer information. I write on this topics How to know your PC details information

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    sang kosol
    November 15, 2018 @02:17 am

    I want to know about my computer