A complete system profile(14 posts)
I really had to laugh. But it is the truth. I only got my first PC last year (actually it was the wife that went out and bought it). But I guess having been around mainframes for 35 years helps a little. However, a first attempt was made by my staff manager in 1991. He got me the top of the line IBM laptop of those days trying to convince me to use it. I thought it was a nice toy. We agreed to put it into my credenza - it never resurfaced from there as long as I was around. So I missed my chance then.
Belarc has been mentioned on this forum many times, but it never hurts to refresh people's memory. Another tool that has been recommended is Everest which is available in a paid version and freeware here:
Also, in a pinch, you can try the System Information built in to Windows (msinfo32).
ScottW, Yes, msinfo32 is a good source of info. But it generates a huge file with a lot more info than one usually needs. What I liked about Belarc is that it is fast and gives you the essentials.
Btw: I had never seen Belarc mentioned here, but that is probably my problem. I suspected already that I was one of the few who was behind the information curve.
@whs, do a search and you will see prior mentions of Belarc. Sometimes you can be unaware of a tool that's been around for a while until you really need it. Then, when you find one you like, it's like a discovery -- look what I found! I'm not recommending msinfo32 as the best or first tool, only one that can be used in a pinch when you are at a friends or on a system with no Internet, etc.
@Snugglez64, SIW is a good addition to this list, thanks. I went to check and see that at least one of these is on the UBCD4Win Disc and it turns out to be SIW.
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