Computer System Information

It is useful to have a summary of your computer system information to keep it properly maintained and to troubleshoot problems.

Here is how you can get system summaries for different computer operating systems:

There are three options for Windows XP information depending on the level of detail desired.

1. Windows XP System Information
To start Microsoft System Information, use either of the following methods:
• Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Information.
• Click Start, click Run, type msinfo32.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
The information that is displayed in System Information is divided into the following five categories:
• Hardware Resources
• Components
• Software Environment
• Applications
• Internet Explorer

To save the information in a text file choose File Export and enter a memorable name like the name of the computer with current date.
2. Belarc Advisor (more information)

3. Windows System Information (detailed information)
After you download the file you double click on it to open and run it (i.e. it runs automatically when you open it).
Then in the file menu choose CREATE A LOG FILE, pay attention to the name and where the file is being created, and accept the defaults by tapping the enter key. If you downloaded the program to your desktop the log file will be created on your desktop too.

you can then view the log by opening the file in your browser or send the log file as an attachment in an email to someone providing support.
In the Applications utilities folder there is a built-in system reporting tool called System Profiler.
This tool provides information on:
– Hardware
– Network
– Operating system
– Extensions
– Applications
It is easy to export the report in xml, rtf, or text.

Ubuntu Linux:
A lot of system information is contained in the proc directory. To summarize it use a tool like phpsysinfo.
Installing phpsysinfo in Ubuntu using the terminal

sudo apt-get install phpsysinfo

After completion of your installation this program automatically located at apache2 default document root directory i.e /var/www/phpsysinfo/ folder

If you want to access this from your web browser type the following (you can use the ifconfig command in the terminal to get your IP address)


You should then see a screen with all your workstation details

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