Don’t be insulted, but if someone asked you how much RAM is in your computer, could you answer them? How about its processors or its graphics card? Don’t feel bad; get hip. To get to the facts about your computer, check your system specs. Microsoft makes it simple.
It is important to know your system specifications, especially when downloading software. Specifications like RAM and hard disk drive space directly affect how well your system runs. For example, if your PC is running an outdated operating system like Windows Vista, it will probably affect the performance of the PC. The minimum system requirements of any new software will tell you whether it will slow down your machine.
To check your PC’s system specs in Windows 7, click on Start and select Computer. You’ll see the System Properties tab at the top of the window. Click it.
View Basic Information About Your Computer will pop up. This window holds valuable information about your operating system, hardware, and more. You’ll see what processor your PC runs, how much RAM it has, whether it’s a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system, and much more.
Your workstation is probably part of a network, and as such, it uses two different operating systems; one for the system itself, and another for the server unit that your PC is connected to. The typical end user probably doesn’t spend any time thinking about the server, let alone its operating system. This job is usually handled by the network administrator, but knowing the server’s OS can come in handy.
If you’re not a network administrator, you may not be aware of the end-of-support date for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th. This means that any machine running this old OS will be vulnerable to any threats that are found past the expiration date. Microsoft will continue to support this OS until July 14th, but past that, it’s fair game for hackers. Good to know what OS your server is currently running, right?
When logged onto your server, open a Microsoft MS-DOS command prompt shell window “cmd.” Now type “winver.” Press Enter to execute the command and your system information will be displayed.
Even the most basic knowledge of your server’s operating system can save you a world of trouble when it comes to troubleshooting issues. If this was helpful and you want to make sure that your PC is operating at maximum efficiency, call Quikteks at (973) 882-4644. We can help make your technology work for you, instead of the other way around.