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Finding 19 Factoids—Which Programs Find the Most?

You can use the system analysis programs discussed in this article to discover hundreds of factoids about your computer, but which bits of information are likely to be the most useful to the greatest number of users? We came up with nineteen important facts you might need to know about your computer in three categories:

  • Windows
  • Network
  • Hardware

In the following sections, we’ll show you which programs you can use to determine the following information, and how to find the information you need.

Windows Information

  1. Windows edition and version
  2. Installed Windows updates (Service Packs, etc.)
  3. Windows security status
  4. Windows registration key
  5. Computer name

Network Information

  1. IP address
  2. Network adapter and its physical address (MAC address)
  3. Network name

Hardware Information

  1. Memory size
  2. Installed memory modules
  3. Memory upgrade options
  4. CPU type and speed
  5. Expansion slots
  6. Installed video card
  7. Installed drivers
  8. Motherboard (system) maker and model number
  9. Physical drive information
  10. Logical drive information
  11. BIOS version information
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