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System Information File - Create in Windows

How to Create a System Information File in Windows
Published by Boozad
04 Jul 2015
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How to Create a System Information File in Windows


information   Information
MSINFO contains in depth pertinent information about your system and is often used by Seven Forums members when helping users solve issues, especially during debugging BSOD crash dumps. This tutorial will show you how to create your MSINFO.nfo or MSINFO.txt file for uploading to Seven Forums, this will enable members to view your system information in the same UI as you see on your own PC.
Note   Note
The MSINFO.nfo file is usually included in the logs created by the DM Log Collector when using Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions. In the event the file is missing it will be requested by the analyst dealing with your BSODs.
warning   Warning
If you are requested to upload your MSINFO.nfo or MSINFO.txt file on multiple occasions, follow these steps on each occasion. Your system may change between each upload so it's important to ensure you capture the state of your system at the time of the request and not upload old information.


Option One: Create an .nfo file
Option Two: Create a .txt file




System Information File - Create in Windows OPTION ONE System Information File - Create in Windows
 CREATE AN .NFO FILE


1: Click Start and type System in the Search box. Click on the System Information icon.
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2: When System Information is open, click File and then Save... from the context menu.
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3: Choose your save location (desktop has been chosen in this example), name your file and ensure System Information File (*.NFO) is selected in the Save as type dropdown box.
System Information File - Create in Windows-4.jpg
Tip   Tip
Naming your file as your Seven Forums username will help members who have large amount of files downloaded locate your file easier.


4: System Information will now gather the requested information and create the file.
System Information File - Create in Windows-5.jpg

When the progress bar is full the progress window will close and you can now close System Information.


5: Locate the file in the location you selected, it will look like this:
System Information File - Create in Windows-6.jpg

The file itself will be too large to upload directly to the forums, you will need to ZIP the file.

System Information File - Create in Windows-7.jpg

Once the file is compressed you can then upload it to the forums following Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums



System Information File - Create in Windows OPTION TWO System Information File - Create in Windows
 CREATE A .TXT FILE


1: Click Start and type System in the Search box. Click on the System Information icon.
System Information File - Create in Windows-1.jpg

2: When System Information is open, click File and then Export... from the context menu.
System Information File - Create in Windows-2-1.jpg

3: Choose your save location (desktop has been chosen in this example), name your file and ensure Text File is selected in the Save as type dropdown box.
System Information File - Create in Windows-2-2.jpg

Tip   Tip
Naming your file as your Seven Forums username will help members who have large amount of files downloaded locate your file easier.

4: System Information will now gather the requested information and create the file.
System Information File - Create in Windows-5.jpg
When the progress bar is full the progress window will close and you can now close System Information.

5: Locate the file in the location you selected, it will be too large to upload directly to the forums, you will need to ZIP the file.
System Information File - Create in Windows-2-5.jpg

Once the file is compressed you can then upload it to the forums following Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums


That's it,
Gav.
04 Jul 2015   #1
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Well done Gav!


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04 Jul 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Thanks Doug
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04 Jul 2015   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Useful tutorial. Good work Gav, once again
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04 Jul 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Thanks Kari, much appreciated mate.
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04 Jul 2015   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Very nicely written, mate!
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04 Jul 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Thanks Arc
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04 Jul 2015   #7
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Nice one Gav. Well done.
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04 Jul 2015   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Thanks Steve mucca
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Good one I can even follow

Pretty green arrow too
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