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Access hidden System Information

To investigate Windows XP system hardware or software settings, check out the System Information tool that's located on the Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools menu.

System Information displays information about the configuration of your system by using a tree view, similar to Windows Explorer. This makes it easy to drill down and find the information you're looking for, but sometimes it's difficult to sort through all the details that System Information crams into each screen.

For an easier way to read System Information, visit Windows XP Help And Support Center. You'll find a hidden version of System Information with a very nice display of a system's hardware and software settings.

Here's how to access the hidden version of System Information:

1. From the Start menu, select Help And Support.

2. Under Pick A Task, select Use Tools To View Your Computer Information And Diagnose Problems.

3. Click My Computer Information from the Tools column.

4. Select any of the links to view a graphical report of your system.

The Windows XP Help And Support Center is basically an HTML document, so you can use the Back button to return to the My Computer Information page after viewing each graphical report.

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