3 Ways to Get More Info About Your Windows 10 Computer
(This tip is for Windows 10, but as noted below, you can use parts of this tip on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.)
Windows 10 “About”
Did you know that you can learn a lot about your Windows 10 this way:
Open Settings (Windows key + i)
Click on System
Click on “About”
You’ll see a lot of information about your computer. You’ll note I seem to have a problem here… it’s the the old device driver problem that Windows says I have, but that I don’t have.
So, if you want to know more about your PC, go to Settings > About and you’ll learn all “about” your computer.
This is a very useful feature of Windows. This works in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and all versions of Windows 10. Press & hold down the Windows key and tap the R key to open a run box.
Now type msinfo32 in the run box and press OK or just press Enter:
You’ll see a lot of information here – and while some of it is technical, most of is is not.
If you want to learn more about hardware components, software environment (drivers, etc.), just expand the lists shown on the left side. You will also notice there’s a search form near the bottom. Use it to find what you’re looking for.
This works in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and all versions of Windows 10. This was written for Windows 10, the only difference from earlier versions of Windows is getting to the Command prompt.
In Windows 10, type CMD in the taskbar search. Click on Command Prompt when it shows at the top of the search results. At the prompt type
systeminfo and press Enter.
Wait a few seconds while Windows loads data about your computer. When it’s done, you’ll see this:
You’ll find a lot of information here as well.
Have you noticed that some of the information you discover is revealed by all of these methods? One thing for sure: Windows always has more than one way to get things done. And now you know 3 ways to learn more about your Windows computer.
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