SystemInfo is a powerful tool for displaying information about a system

   Posted September 4, 2003 by David Kirk in Windows

This command will show information such as the registered owner, product ID, install date, memory, domain name, server, and installed hotfix patches. The systeminfo command is found in xp, vista, and windows 7 installations.

systeminfo.exe is a program that holds a great deal of information; however, only few people know about it. It’s a command line based command.

(It’s a great way to settle a bet with your buddy of who has the longest uptime!)

1. Select Run from the Start Menu.

(In Vista you may need to hit winkey+R to see the Run textbox)

2. In the Open: textbox type cmd and press OK
3. At the command line prompt type systeminfo
4. Hit Enter

Sample output:

Host Name: PC248H
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Member Workstation
OS Build Type: Uniprocessor Free
Registered Owner: pc248
Registered Organization: Blah.
Product ID: xxxxx-xxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxx
Original Install Date: 1/2/2003, 4:15:27 PM
System Up Time: 2 Days, 0 Hours, 15 Minutes, 14 Seconds
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: E-4650
System type: X86-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
[01]: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~1994 Mhz
BIOS Version: GATEWA – 20020107
Windows Directory: C:WINDOWS
System Directory: C:WINDOWSSystem32
Boot Device: DeviceHarddiskVolume1
System Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Total Physical Memory: 1,023 MB
Available Physical Memory: 740 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size: 3,486 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 3,040 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use: 446 MB
Page File Location(s): C:pagefile.sys
Domain: DOMAINNAME
Logon Server: BILLYLOGON
Hotfix(s): 47 Hotfix(s) Installed.
[01]: File 1
[02]: File 1
[03]: File 1
[04]: Q147222
[05]: Q323255 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [See Q323255 for more information]
[06]: Q328310 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q328310
[07]: Q329048 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [See Q329048 for more information]
[08]: Q329115 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [See Q329115 for more information]
[09]: Q329170 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q329170
[10]: Q329390 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [See Q329390 for more information]
[11]: Q329441 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q329441
[12]: Q329834 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [See Q329834 for more information]
[13]: Q331953 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q331953
[14]: Q810565 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q810565
[15]: Q810577 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q810577
[16]: Q810833 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q810833
[17]: Q811493 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q811493
[18]: Q811630 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q811630
[19]: Q814033 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q814033
[20]: Q815021 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q815021
[21]: Q817287 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q817287
[22]: Q817606 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q817606
[23]: Q819696 – Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q819696
[24]: wm817787
[25]: Q324720 – Service Pack
[26]: KB821557 – Update
[27]: KB823559 – Update
[28]: KB823980 – Update
[29]: Q323255 – Update
[30]: Q328310 – Update
[31]: Q329048 – Update
[32]: Q329115 – Update
[33]: Q329170 – Update
[34]: Q329390 – Update
[35]: Q329441 – Update
[36]: Q329834 – Update
[37]: Q331953 – Update
[38]: Q810565 – Update
[39]: Q810577 – Update
[40]: Q810833 – Update
[41]: Q811493 – Update
[42]: Q811630 – Update
[43]: Q814033 – Update
[44]: Q815021 – Update
[45]: Q817287 – Update
[46]: Q817606 – Update
[47]: Q819696 – Update
NetWork Card(s): 2 NIC(s) Installed.
[01]: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Connection Name: Local Area Connection
DHCP Enabled: No
IP address(es)
[01]: xxx.xx.xx.xxx
[02]: 1394 Net Adapter
Connection Name: 1394 Connection
DHCP Enabled: Yes
DHCP Server: N/A
IP address(es)

 

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