Windows 7 System Information: 2 Sources to Get The Computer Information

Where to get your Windows 7 system information? As sometime you may need to know a little more about your machine...such as your computer CPU, RAM size, etc.

When you are working on a computer problem, you, or maybe a computer technician working with you, will want some information about your computer. Where to get those information?

There are two primary sources you can get the system information:

1.) Basic computer information provides general system information, such as the Windows edition, the processor and memory, and the computer name and workgroup.
2.) Advanced system information provides detailed system information and lets you look at services that are running, Group Policy settings, and the error log.

The following show you how to get both basic and advanced Windows 7 system information.

To see the basic computer information

  • Click Start and click Control Panel.
  • From the Control Panel window, in the Category view, click System and Security.
  • From the System and Security dialog box displayed, click System.
  • Windows 7 system information

  • From the System window open, you can view the information.
  • Once finish, click Close.

To see the basic computer information (alternative ways)

  • Click Start and right-click on Computer. From the menu pop-up, click Properties - OR -
  • Press the Windows Logo + Break keys in your computer keyboard.

To get the advanced Windows 7 system information

  • Click Start and click All Programs. Then, click Accessories folder, click on System Tools folder, and click System Information.
  • Windows 7 system information window

  • From the System Information window open. Click any of the topics in the left pane to display that information in the right pane.
  • Click Close when you are done.

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