Displaying System Configuration

We have explored hardware and operating systems in general. Now, let’s discover some information about the hardware and operating system on your computer. Depending on whether you’re using a Windows operating system or a macOS operating system, choose the appropriate directions that follow to display the operating system’s name, the CPU type, and how much memory the computer has.

Displaying Windows Configuration Information

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on About.

You will get something like this (although the information will vary depending on your hardware and the version of Windows you are running):

Screen Shot 2018-11-09 at 6.25.42 AM

As you can see, this computer is running Windows 10 Pro. The CPU is an Intel® Core™ i7-4712HQ CPU processor running at 2.30 GHz, and the computer has 6.06 GB of memory. To see how much memory is being used, press Windows +R, type Resmon.exe in the Open text box, and press Enter. In the Resource Monitor user interface, select the Memory tab, as shown:

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Displaying macOS Configuration Information

To display system information on a macOS computer, click on the apple icon on the top left of the screen and select “About This Mac.” You will see something similar to this:

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It displays the version of the macOS operating system that is running on the computer. As you can see, this MacBook Pro is running macOS High Sierra. The processor is an Intel Core i5 running at 2.7 GHz and the MacBook Pro has 8 GB of memory. Your information may be different, depending on your hardware and operating system version.

You can also click on System Report to get more info

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