Getting Detailed System Information

System Information (also known as msinfo32.exe) shows details about your computer’s hardware configuration, computer components, and software, including drivers.

System Information lists categories in the left pane and details about each category in the right pane. The categories include:

  • System Summary: Displays general information about your computer and the operating system, such as the computer name and manufacturer, the type of basic input/output system (BIOS) your computer uses, and the amount of memory that’s installed.

  • Hardware Resources: Displays advanced details about your computer’s hardware, and is intended for IT professionals.

  • Components: Displays information about disk drives, sound devices, modems, and other components installed on your computer.

  • Software Environment: Displays information about drivers, network connections, and other program-related details.

To find a specific detail in System Information, type the information you’re looking for in the Find what box at the bottom of the window. For example, to find your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, type IP address in the Find what box, and then click Find.



The command line utility that displays all the system information for local as well as remote computers is Systeminfo.exe.

Systeminfo,exe displays information about the Windows version, BIOS, processor, memory, network configuration and a few more items.


To run systeminfo, open cmd, type systeminfo and press Enter.

The Parameters that systeminfo command can take are :

1. /s <Computer> – Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (do not use backslashes). The default is the local computer.

2. /u <Domain><UserName> – Runs the command with the account permissions of the specified user account. If /u is not specified, this command uses the permissions of the user who is currently logged on to the computer that is issuing the command.

3. /p <Password>  – Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.

4. /fo <Format>  – Specifies the output format with one of the following values:

5. TABLE: Displays output in a table.

6. LIST: Displays output in a list.

7. CSV: Displays output in Comma Separated Values format.

8. /nh  – Suppresses column headers in the output. Valid when the /fo parameter is set to TABLE or CSV.

9. /?  -Displays help at the command prompt.


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7 thoughts on “Getting Detailed System Information”

  1. Some of the CMD useful commands are as follows ipconfig …………..shows ip address ipconfig/all ……………shows deteiled infoipconfig/renew ………………renews the ip address useful when u r downloading from the rapidshre

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