In Windows 10, you can see some information about your operating system simply by pressing the hotkey Win+Pause which opens System Information window. In this window, you can see some basic information like the amount of RAM available, version of Windows installed, whether Windows is genuine and activated etc. But it does not display detailed hardware or software information such as the information about the sound cards, graphics cards and more.
In order to view detailed information in Windows, you can make use of a freeware tool called MiTeC System Information X. This is a portable tool that can analyze your system and tell you about all the hardware configuration of your computer. This tool can be run just by double-clicking on it which will give it standard user permissions. But if you want more detailed analysis, then you will have to launch it with administrator privileges.
On the first screen of the MiTeC System Information X, you are given some information about the WiFi networks available in your area, and some options to be selected – whether to scan for the updates, whether to include the event log, whether to scan active directory etc.
After the system analysis, it displays a fully detailed system information window where the main screen shows some summary of the analysis – machine name, system manufacturer, CPU, RAM, GPU, HDD, SSD, sound card, network adapter and some information about the operating system etc.
For much more detailed information about each of the hardware components, you can select the respective categories from the left side list. For example, if you select memory category then it will show you all the RAM modules installed in your system along with their manufacturers, capacity, serial numbers, part numbers, physical dimensions and more.
If you want to export all the information for later use, then MiTeC System Information X allows that too. You can export the system information as XML, SIF or SIS files. These can later be opened in System Information X itself allowing you to analyze many different computers’ system configuration later.
You can download System Information X from https://www.mitec.cz/msi.html.