How To Open System Information Panel On Windows To Check Computer and Specification?

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Windows Operating systems starting from Windows XP provides System Information Panel. System Information Panel provides detailed information about the computer hardware, software and operating system.

Open System Information Panel From Start Menu

System Information Panel can be opened in different ways. The most basic and fast way is starting it from Start Menu . After opening Start Menu we can type System Information which will list System Information icon. Then click this icon which will open System Information Panel.

Open System Information Panel From Start Menu
Open System Information Panel From Start Menu

It will look like below.

Windows System Information Panel
Windows System Information Panel
  • Host Name
  • OS Name is the name of the operating system which is Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • OS Version is the release number of the operating system which is 10.0.17134 in this example
  • OS Manufacturer
  • OS Configuration
  • Os Build Type where the processor type which is Multiprocessor in this example
  • Registered Owner where the system is provided
  • Product ID
  • Original Install Date when the OS is installed which is 5/20/2018 in this case
  • System Boot Time when the system is booted last time which is 11/15/2018
  • System Manufacturer is the hardware creator
  • System Model is the version of the hardware
  • System Type will show the system type like Phone, Table,PC
  • Processor shows the process and detailed information
  • BIOS Version will show currently used BIOS which is VMware in this case
  • Windows Directory is the operating system path
  • System Directory is the core system file path which is C:\windows\system32 in this case
  • System Locale is the language used by the system
  • Input Locale is the keyboard map or layout of the system which is TR or Turkish in this example
  • Time Zone will provide current time zone of the system according to UTC which is +3 in this case
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Open System Information Panel From Run Command

Another way to open System Information Panel is using command line or Run Command.  There is two command which can be run to open System Information Panel. First one is

msinfo32
msinfo32

Open System Information Panel From MSDOS Command Line

Other command is systeminfo command which will run WINDOWS\system32\systeminfo.exe file in command line. This co

Open System Information Panel From MSDOS Command Line
Open System Information Panel From MSDOS Command Line

We can see that following information is provided with the systeminfo command like below.

  • Host Name
  • OS Name is the name of the operating system which is Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • OS Version is the release number of the operating system which is 10.0.17134 in this example
  • OS Manufacturer
  • OS Configuration
  • Os Build Type where the processor type which is Multiprocessor in this example
  • Registered Owner where the system is provided
  • Product ID
  • Original Install Date when the OS is installed which is 5/20/2018 in this case
  • System Boot Time when the system is booted last time which is 11/15/2018
  • System Manufacturer is the hardware creator
  • System Model is the version of the hardware
  • System Type will show the system type like Phone, Table,PC
  • Processor shows the process and detailed information
  • BIOS Version will show currently used BIOS which is VMware in this case
  • Windows Directory is the operating system path
  • System Directory is the core system file path which is C:\windows\system32 in this case
  • System Locale is the language used by the system
  • Input Locale is the keyboard map or layout of the system which is TR or Turkish in this example
  • Time Zone will provide current time zone of the system according to UTC which is +3 in this case
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System Summary

System Summary screen will provides general information in a summary mode. This page will provide following useful information.

  • OS Name operating system name
  • Version operating system version
  • System Manufacturer hardware vendor
  • System Type system architecture like 32 or 64 bit
  • BIOS Mode UEFI or DOS
  • Windows Directory where windows operating system files installed
  • Installed Physical Memory RAM ram size
System Summary
System Summary

Hardware Resources

Hardware Resources will provides low level hardware related information those can be listed like below.

  • Conflicts/sharing
  • DMA direct memory access
  • Forced Hardware
  • I/O input and output devices
  • IRQs interrupts
  • Memory as name suggested memory
Hardware Resources
Hardware Resources

Components

Components screen will provide information like peripherals like CD-ROM.

  • Multimedia list audio and video codecs
  • CD-ROM will list related information.
  • Sound Device will list sound card information
  • Display list monitor related information
  • Network list network interface related information
  • Storage list disk devices and partitions
  • USB list usb ports and connected devices
Components
Components

Software Environment

Software information will list information like drivers, running tasks, printing, services etc.

  • System Drivers list drivers
  • Environment Variables list environment variables
  • Print Jobs list printing queue
  • Network Connections list current network connections
  • Running Tasks list currently running jobs
  • Loaded Modules list loaded operating system modules
  • Services list services and daemons
  • Startup Programs list startup applications
Software Environment
Software Environment

Generate Report and Save To Text File

We can also save generated information into a file. This file will be a text file for simplicity. We will use following menu File->Save . This will as us a path to save file which will have .nfo extension.

Generate Report and Save To Text File
Generate Report and Save To Text File

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