To find out the general information about your computer:
- Go to the desktop
Right-click on My Computer and click Properties
In the General tab, you'll be shown top-level specifications for your computer including; Operating System, Processor and RAM.
For more advanced information you can request a DXDIAG. A DXDIAG is a summary of everything that's installed on your computer including when they were last updated.
In Windows Vista and 7
- Click Start and type dxdiag in the Search programs and files box
- A new window will appear with each of the tabs listing detailed information, for example: the Display tab will tell you what graphics card is installed, the version of it etc...
- To save all this information in a .txt file, click Save All Information...
- Choose a folder to store it in and click Save
In Windows XP
- Click on Start, then Run...
- Type dxdiag in the text box and press OK