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What is the easiest way to get a detailed list of the hardware in my Windows box?

What is the easiest way to get a detailed list of the hardware in my Windows box?

I'm running a Windows 7 release candidate, but I'm pretty sure there's a way to do it that works on XP and above.

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Guest [Entry]

In Windows Vista (and I believe XP and 7), you can go to Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Information. If this doesn't work, try searching for it or entering "msinfo32" in the run box. This provides a system summary, hardware resources, components, and software environment areas, as well as search options.
Guest [Entry]

Running dxdiag.exe from the run menu will bring up a short summary. You can then click the Save All Information button at the bottom produces a very detailed list of installed hardware and drivers.
Guest [Entry]

"SIW (System Info for Windows) is a free, portable utility that gives a very detailed hardware (and software) report. Runs on Windows versions 98 to 7:

Hardware report: Motherboard, Sensors, BIOS, CPU, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers..."
Guest [Entry]

"I like this:

SiSoftware Sandra (the System
ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting
Assistant) is an information &
diagnostic utility. It should provide
most of the information (including
undocumented) you need to know about
your hardware, software and other
devices whether hardware or software.

Download the free Lite version"
Guest [Entry]

"www.hwinfo.com

HWiNFO™ (for DOS operating system), HWiNFO32™ and HWiNFO64™ (for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows® versions) is a collection of professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies, and standards. These tools are designed to collect and show the maximum amount of information about your PC/laptop hardware.
The information retrieved by this program is presented in a logical and easily understandable form and can be exported (saved) in several various types of reports such as Text, HTML or XML format."