It is sometimes good to absolutely know about your computer before you proceed to installing any software or peripheral on the computer after you just purchased that particular or any software without knowing your computer system configuration. You may have problem installing that software because there are different version for some software for different windows and system type which is either 32 bits or 64 bits. It is very important you know hardware configuration, as lots of software programs needs high Random access memory (Ram) and Central Processing Units (CPU) usages. So it is recommended you know what software you are installing on which hardware but if you do not, you may face system incompatibility issue every time to make an installation. In this post i will provide different ways for you to get your absolute System Information.

How do I Know Basic System Information of My Computer?

Do you know you can get the Basic system information of your computer like Operating System your computer is running on, the type of System, the Processor and speed, and the volume of the RAM from System Properties. Now to get to your system properties follow these steps below:-

1. Press the windows key to open the Start Menu > here Right Click on “Computer”. If you are using windows 10, open any folder then on the left Right Click on “This Pc”

2. From the Right Click options Choose “Properties” and it will open the “System” windows.

On this Sysyem Windows you will get Basic System Information.

How do I Get Detailed Information about my computer?

When you are Purchasing a Used Computer, Basic information helps a lot to get the right PC for you. If you want to know whether a Computer has 32 bit or 64 bit operating system when installing a computer software or would just like to check the processor or RAM, Knowing the Basic information will be a good deal. But if you would like to know much about any windows system like Hardware, Hardware Resources of your computer, the Component and Software resources of your computer, you require to access “System Information” area of your computer.

How do I Access System Information?

Here are few methods to do this…

Method 1. Press Windows button + R on your keyboard to open run dialog box, now type “msinfo32” without quote and click on Ok.

Method 2. Move over to the Start and open Control Panel > from the control panel look for “Administrative tools”> then open it, you will get System Information you needed here.

Here you will definitely get all information related to your computer like OS, Processor, System type etc

What is Hardware Resources, Components and Software Environment?

When you are checking out for system information, you will come across these 3. So i will go into more details about them.

Hardware Resources tells users about different hardware resource used in their computer such as Input/Output, DMA, Memory and so on… To be precised, it gives info about various ports and their uses.

Component tells your about the different component of a computer and their properties. Various computer components are Multimedia, CD-ROM, Sound, etc If you to know the detailed information of any of these components, just click on it.

Software Environment offers details about System Drivers, Environment Variables, Network Connections, Running Tasks, etcetera.

These System Information mentioned in this post are necessary if you are in charge of installation, troubleshooting and managing computer systems for an organisation or If you are purchasing a new computer that will suit a particular needs.

There are also few software programs available online which tells the System information. One of the best is System Information Viewer.

Download System Information Viewer here.

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Raphael Whitney

I am a Web Developer and a Designer, I have B.Sc in Computer science, Diploma in web development and Graphic Design. I have 5 years+ commercial experience providing Graphic designs, web development, producing high quality responsive websites and exceptional user experience.

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