How to Run MS32 Information

By Chris Loza

The MS32 information is Microsoft's system information tool. This tool is used for displaying all the available resources in the computer and acts as a summary page of the computer's hardware, software, networking and device configurations. It is sometimes used for troubleshooting computer problems because it shows the computer's environment. The system summary includes details on hardware resources, components, software environment, Internet settings and Microsoft Office applications, if there are any. The system information tool is a command-line tool, which you can use in any computer running Windows operating systems.

Step 1

Click "Start." For Windows Vista and Windows 7, this is the circular button with the Windows logo on the lower left side corner of the screen.

Step 2

Type "msinfo32" without the quotation marks in the "Search programs and files" box. For Windows XP and earlier operating systems, click "Run" and type "msinfo32" without the quotation marks in the "Open" box.

Step 3

Press "Enter" to open the "System Information" summary page.

Step 4

Expand each configuration setting on the left window pane under "System Summary" to view the computer's configuration.

Tips & Warnings

  • To save or have a copy of the system information, click "File," then "Export." This saves the system information as a text file.