How can I use Windows XP's standard Help and Support to get information about my computer?

A. XP's Help and Support module, which you can access at the root of the Start menu, provides basic information about your machine, including

  • machine model and BIOS version
  • OS build and service pack
  • memory
  • processor
  • disk
  • system name and domain
  • proxy and network

To access this information, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the Help and Support module (go to Start and click Help and Support, or type
    from the Run dialog box or command prompt).
  2. Under the "Pick a task" section, click the "Use Tools to view your computer information and diagnose problems" link.
  3. From the left-hand pane under the Tools section, select "My Computer Information."
  4. From the right-hand pane, select "View general information about this computer."
  5. XP will display a progress bar that shows the system information the OS is collecting and will then display the system information.

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