How to print software and system information

Question

How can I print a list of software programs that are on my computer? How can I print information about my computer (eg. size of HD, amount of RAM, etc.). A lightning strike disabled my computer and I need this information for insurance purposes. The computer is marginally operable, but noticeably declining daily.

Answer

This question was answered on March 16, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When windows 98 fully loads up left click start, hold mouse on programs, move mouse to accessories, move mouse to system tools, left click system information This brings up the system information window, this will be a multi part print job to obtain all nesscesary software and system information on your computer First we will start by gathering your system information Left click the maximize button to better view this window, left click system summary at top left, then left click the file tab and select print this will print out what operating system, processor, physical memory you have Next left click the plus symbol next to the components name, left click the cd-rom name this will show all info on any cd-rom's you may have, left click the file tab and select print, left click the sound device name this will show all sound devices you have, left click the file tab and select print, left click display this will show all video hardware you have, left click the file tab and select print, left click the plus symbol next to the network name, left click adapter this will show any netwrok interface cards you may have, left click the file tab and select print, Next click the plus symbol next to the storage name, left click on drives this will show all floppy drives, hard drives, cd-rom's that you may have, left click the file tab and select print Now to obtain software programs on your computer, left click the plus symbol next to the software environment name, left click program groups, left click the file tab and select print This should have now printed all hardware and software for your computer.

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Posted by Ronald of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 16, 2005