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Determining a Computer's System Information

 

Windows Operating System Information

Windows 10

  1. Right click on Start button and select Run from pop-up menu, type msinfo32 in Run dialog, and click on OK button.
    -OR-
    Type System Information in the Search Windows dialog and then click on the System Information desktop app.
  2. Information about Operating System, Processor, and Memory is displayed in the right-hand pane. 

Windows 8

  1. If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.  If you're using a touch screen, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    Windows 8 Search

  2. Type Control in the search box, click or tap Apps, and then click or tap Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, Scroll down and click or tap Performance Information and Tools.
  4. On the left, click or tap on the bottom item Advance Tools.
  5. Click or tap on the 6th item which should be View Advanced System Details in System Information
  6. Information about Operating System, Processor, and Memory is displayed in the right-hand pane.  
  7. Note:  If the system type is listed as X86, the computer is running a 32-bit version of the operating system. If the system type is X64, this computer is running a 64-bit version of the windows operating system.

Windows 7

  1. Click on Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and point to System Tools.
  2. Click on System Information.
  3. Information about Operating System, Processor, and Memory is displayed in the right-hand pane.  
  4. Note:  If the system type is listed as X86, the computer is running a 32-bit version of the operating system. If the system type is X64, this computer is running a 64-bit version of the windows operating system.

Macintosh Operating System Information

OSX

  1. Click on Apple (top left corner).
  2. Click on About This Mac.
  3. About This Mac window should appear.
  4. Information about Operating System, Processor, and Memory is displayed in this window.
  5. Underneath MAC OS X Look at the Version 10…
  • 10.11 El Capitan
  • 10.10 Yosemite
  • 10.9   Mavericks
  • 10.8   Mountain Lion
  • 10.7   Lion
  • 10.6   Snow Leopard
  • 10.5   Leopard
  • 10.4   Tiger
  • 10.3   Panther
  • 10.2   Jaguar
  • 10.1   Puma
  • 10.0   Cheetah