System Information (Windows)

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System Information
System Information screenshot.png
System Information on Windows 10
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeSystem profiler

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 a .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.