Get Your Computer To Reveal Its Inner Secrets


Q. How can I find out all the technical information about my computer—such as how much RAM and what kind of processor it has?

A. Press the Start button, select the Run command (see screenshot at right), and at the prompt, type MSINFO32. That will produce a dialog box with all kinds of information about your computer.

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