Sometimes we need some kind of concrete information within our Operating System and we don't always know how to locate it. We can find very useful details such as installed applications, Internet settings, addresses ....
In the following image, for example, we have the following categories about the information in our system.
It includes the addresses or resources linked to a device.
Similar to what we can find in Device Manager, we find information about those installed hardware components.
It shows us details of those elements of applications or installed elements that are included in our system.
As system administrators or IT users it is essential to know in detail what components our operating system has both at the hardware and software level, but with summary information on manufacturers, versions, models, etc., and this is essential for audit tasks, support or management or update of the equipment, since knowing the make and model of a component we will have the security of buying or supporting the element that is without failure..
Windows 10 integrates a functionality called System Information which is made up of four sections that are:
There we find all the information associated with aspects such as:
- Make and model of the motherboard.
- Paths of the system directories.
- RAM installed and available.
- Virtualization and Hyper-V.
In this section we find specific details of aspects such as:
- Input and output elements.
Through this section we can access specific details of the hardware components such as:
In this section we find details related to software such as:
Let's see ways to quickly see System Information depending on whether we have the Windows 10, 8 or 7 version. It is a utility that serves to get all this information.
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1. Open and view System Information with Start Menu Windows 10, 8, 7
We will go to the Windows search bar and write "System information", the result that we are looking for will appear and we will click on it.
The System Information window will open with access to all kinds of information, whether related to software or hardware on our PC.
2. Open and view System Information with Run in Windows 10, 8, 7
We make the following key combination to open the Run box:
Once "Run" is open, enter "msinfo32" and then click OK.
We will see the Configuration panel with information about our system.
You can also find the executable "msinfo32.exe" in the path C: \ Windows \ System32 and thus create your own shortcut.
3. Open and view System Information with Windows 10 search box
The first option to use is to go to the Windows 10 search box and there enter the term "information" and in the displayed results select the System Information application:
4. Open and view System Information with Windows 10 taskbar
To use this method it will be necessary to first anchor the access to the system information to the task bar, to achieve this, we will go to the Start menu and there we will go to the Administrative Tools section and we will right-click on System Information and select the option " More ">" Pin to taskbar ":
After this, it is enough to access the System Information with a single click from the task bar, as you can see in the following image..
5. Open and view System Information with System Settings Windows 10, 8, 7
This is another alternative available to access the details of the operating system, in this case, we must use the Windows + R key combination and execute the command "msconfig" .:
Now we must click on "OK" to execute that command and in the displayed window we go to the "Tools" tab and there we will double-click on the line "System information" or click on the "Start" button:
6. Open and view System Information from Command Prompt or PowerShell Windows 10, 8, 7
Both the command prompt and Windows PowerShell are command management utilities with which different administrative tasks can be carried out, but with both we will be able to access System Information.
We access the command prompt or Windows PowerShell and in any of them we execute the following:
This will cause the System Information to be displayed.
7. Open and view System Information from File Explorer Windows 10, 8, 7
In the File Explorer on Windows 10 have a number of accesses both libraries and storage units, but from there also has the opportunity to open the information system.
For this, we access the Windows 10 File Explorer and there we enter the line "msinfo32" in the title bar:
Press "Enter" and the system information will be displayed.
8. Open and view System Information with direct access Windows 10, 8, 7
Creating a shortcut is one of the most practical and useful ways to access all the information in Windows 10.
To create a shortcut, we must right-click somewhere on the desktop and select "New"> "Access direct":
In the displayed window we enter the command "msinfo32":
Click on "Next" and assign a name to said access:
Click on "Finish" and in this way we have created a direct access to the information of the Windows 10 system.
9. Open and view System Information with executable file Windows 10, 8, 7
The System Information utility has its own executable which is housed in the System32 folder (as it is typical of Windows) in the following path:
C: \ Windows \ System32
There it is enough to locate the executable "msinfo32" and double click on it:
10. Open and view System Information with Windows 10, 8, 7 Task Manager
Finally, the Task Manager is another option available to access this utility, for this we right-click on the task bar and there we select Task Manager, then, in the Manager, we will go to the "File" menu and there we select the option "Run new task":
The following pop-up window will be displayed where we will execute the command "msinfo32":
Click on "Accept" or give "Enter" and thus we will access the information.
As we see, we have multiple options to access the System Information utility and thus have complete information on every aspect of Windows 10 at hand, making it very easy to access this Information Panel from any version of these Windows and thus have complete data about our team.
What is clear is that you no longer lose any option with which you can enter the system information of Windows 10, 8, 7.