Displays a comprehensive view of your hardware, system components, and software environment.


msinfo32 [/?] [/pch] [/nfo FileName] [/report FileName] [/computer ComputerName] [/showcategories] [/category categoryID] [/categories categoryID]


FileName : Specifies the file to be opened. This can be an .nfo, .xml, .txt, or .cab file.

/? : Displays help for the msinfo32 command.

/pch : Displays the history view.

/nfo FileName : Saves the exported file as an .nfo file.

/report FileName : Saves the exported file as a .txt file.

/computer ComputerName : Starts System Information for the specified remote computer.

/showcategories : Starts System Information with all available category IDs displayed.

/category categoryID : Starts System Information with the specified category selected. Use /showcategories to display a list of available category IDs.

/categories categoryID : Starts System Information with only the specified category or categories displayed. It also limits the output to the selected category or categories. Use /showcategories to display a list of available category IDs.

/? : Displays help at the command prompt.


Some System Information categories contain large amounts of data. You can use the start /wait command to optimize reporting performance for these categories. For more information, see Related Topics.


To list the available category IDs, type:

msinfo32 /showcategories

To start System Information with all available information displayed, except Loaded Modules, type:

msinfo32 /categories +all -loadedmodules

To display only System Summary information and create an .nfo file called syssum.nfo that contains information in the System Summary category, type:

msinfo32 /nfo syssum.nfo /categories +systemsummary

To display resource conflict information and create an .nfo file called conflicts.nfo that contains information about resource conflicts, type:

msinfo32 /nfo conflicts.nfo /categories +componentsproblemdevices+resourcesconflicts+resourcesforcedhardware

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