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How To Create A System Information File


If you own a desktop computer, Irrespective whether It's just been purchased or only a year or two old, there will be the need to upgrade It's hardware components as technology moves forward. As such, It's vital to know the specifications of those that you're planning to replace. Rather than taking apart your PC (which Is not very convenient), In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a System Information file, thus allow you to view comprehensive details pertaining to your computer.


Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. Native to the Windows platform, Is what's called a Microsoft System Information Tool, commonly known as Msinfo32.exe, which displays comprehensive details relative to your PC's hardware resources, components and software environment.

A typical way of accessing It, Is to enter system Information In the Search bar/box, and then click on that very search result at the top.


The System Information Tool will execute, displaying an array of details about your computer as shown below.



Not only Is this beneficial for upgrading purposes, but you can also use It to help diagnose Issues due to system Instability and/or loss of functionality. For Instance, If you had the System Information Tool saved as a file on your PC's desktop, you could distribute It to a friend, who will then view your computer specs and make an Informed analysis on the problem(s) you're experiencing.

The process to create a System Information file Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Once you've executed the System Information Tool as demonstrated above, click the File tab and then hit Save.


Step Two:

Next, navigate to your computer's desktop directory and give your file a name. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips System Information. Now In the Save as type drop-down menu, It's very Important to select the *.NFO file type. When you've done all this, click Save.


Step Three:

The System Information Tool, will now grab your computer's details and start to create the file. The process Is rather fast- around 10 seconds or so.


Step Four:

Upon navigating to my computer's desktop, as you can see, the System Information file has been successfully created. Let's double-click It to make sure It's functional.


Last Step:

As expected, the file has executed displaying a summary of my computer's specifications. If I were experiencing Issues or wanting to upgrade my PC's components, I now have the relative Information on hand.


Final Thoughts:

Although there are many third-party tools that provide similar results, there's no need to download and Install anything when you can achieve the same outcome natively within Windows, by using the System Information Tool. There's a lot of Information contained In the tool, but It's way beyond the scope of this article to cover the lot. Try It for yourself, you will be Impressed!



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