All the modern versions of Windows, including Windows 11, come with Microsoft System Information Tool (MSINFO32). This tool can be used for checking the system information for the local computer as well as a networked computer available on the local area network.
This tool displays hardware resources, software environment and hardware components of the target computer. All these three categories are displayed in the left side panel of the MSInfo32 tool and can be further expanded to reveal more information. If some of the hardware components are having problem, you can find them under “Problem Devices” category.
If you want to check the system information of a remote PC accessible from your Windows computer then you can follow these steps:
- Press the hotkey Win+R to open the Run dialog. In the Run dialog, type msinfo32.exe and press Enter.
- System information tool will be launched and it will display the system information for the local computer. Select View from the menubar and then Remote Computer. Alternatively, you can also use the hotkey Ctrl+R.
- In the remote computer connection window, select Remote Computer on the Network. Type in the name of the remote networked computer and click on the OK button.
- If everything goes right, the system information tool will soon fetch the information from the remote PC and display it on your screen.
Once you are able to see the system information from a remote computer, you should save the information into a text file. For this, you can choose File and then Export from the menubar. You can give the name of a text file on your local hard drive. The information is saved in plain text format and you can access it anytime later.
For the convenience of the users, you can also print this information on a paper if you have a local, networked or wireless printer available for your use.