System Information (Windows)

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System Information
System Information on Windows 10
System Information on Windows 10
Developer(s)Microsoft
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeSystem profiler
Websitehttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/300887/description-of-microsoft-system-information-msinfo32-tool

System Information (msinfo32.exe) is a system profiler included with Microsoft Windows that displays diagnostic and troubleshooting information related to the operating system, hardware and software.[1][2] It has been bundled with Windows since Windows NT 4.0.

It compiles technical information on the overall system, hardware resources (including memory, I/O, etc.), physical hardware components (CD-ROM, sound, network, etc.), and the Windows environment as well (drivers, environment variables, services, etc.). It can export this information in the plain text format or in files with an NFO extension, which can be used to diagnose problems. In addition, System Information can be used to gather technical information on a remote computer on the same network.

System Information can also be run through the Command Prompt by simply typing in "msinfo32".

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  1. ^ Grimes, Roger A. (14 August 2001). Malicious Mobile Code: Virus Protection for Windows. O'Reilly Media. p. 210. ISBN 978-1-4919-9470-2.
  2. ^ Microsoft Official Academic Course (14 July 2014). 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 514–. ISBN 978-1-118-88275-7.