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Definition: Win Technical details

There are several ways to obtain your computer's hardware and software configuration (see below). In addition, Device Manager provides details about peripheral devices and drivers (see Win Device Manager). To learn how fast your Windows computer is, see Windows Experience Index.

The Basics
To view essential OS, CPU, disk and memory information, select the System control panel.

Very Technical
For excruciating details, do the following to display System Information:

Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
1. Windows Key+R for the Run command.
2. Type msinfo32 and press Enter.

Windows XP
1. Click Start Menu/All Programs/Accessories.
2. Select System Tools/System Information.