How do I gather system information in Windows using MSINFO32?

You can use MSINFO32, also known as Microsoft System Information or Msinfo32.exe, to gather useful information for troubleshooting your computer.

To use MSINFO32:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run window. Type cmd then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open an elevated command prompt.

  2. In the elevated command prompt, run:

    MSInfo32 /report %userprofile%/Desktop/sysinfo.txt

This will create a file on your Desktop named sysinfo.txt that contains useful information about your computer.

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