What utility tells all?

You’ve been asked to troubleshoot a computer that you’ve never seen before. What utility can provide you with a system summary of the computer, detailed component information, and specifics of the software environment?

A) msinfo32

B) regedit

C) dxdiag

D) msconfig

E) lateral_sensor_array

The answer: A) msinfo32

The System Information utility provides a comprehensive summary of a computer’s hardware and software. You may be surprised at how much information is in there!

Want to know more? Watch “Command Line Utilities.”

There is a wealth of Windows utilities that can be run directly from the command line or launched from the Start menu. In this video, we’ll examine utilities like telnet, ping, msconfig, dxdiag, and many more.