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Quickly Locate System Information on Your Computer

A Sample of the Windows 7 System Information Screen

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There are times when a person really needs to know what specific type or brand of equipment is installed in a system. There are many reasons: a device driver could be old or malfunctioning, there could be a sale for a type of system memory and you need to know if it would work in your computer, or you need to call technical support of help and they want to know more about the system than you cared to remember.

Whatever the reason, knowing where to look for specific system information is important and the less time you spend searching is more time you can spend productively. Where to Look

The best part about searching for your computer’s system information is how simple it is to locate once you know where to look. Below is a list of different ways to access the information on your Windows’ system.

For All Windows Versions - This can be used from many different versions of Windows to find your system information.

  1. Click the "Start" button on the task bar, press the Windows key, or press the Windows key+R.
  2. Type "msinfo32" into the prompt or search bar.

For For Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7

  1. Click the "Start" button on your task bar
  2. Select "All Programs"
  3. Select "Accessories"
  4. Select "System Tools"
  5. Click "System Information"

For Windows 7

  1. Click the "Start" button on your task bar
  2. Select "Control Panel"
  3. Click on "System and Security"
  4. Select "System"

For Systems with a "Computer" icon on the desktop

  1. Right-click on the "Computer" icon on your desktop
  2. Select "Properties"

For Systems with the "Computer" selection in the Start menu

  1. Click the "Start" button on your task bar
  2. Right-click on "Computer"
  3. Select "Properties"

From each of these windows you will be able to see your computer's system information such as it's processor speed & brand, the amount of memory your system has and in some cases even the hard drive's make and model. Relay this information to the system's technician who is assisting you through your case.

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