Ever done some troubleshooting on your computer? Yes? Then you understand how maddening it can be when you cannot share the results with someone savvier than yourself.
Ed Bott recently wrote a very helpful article regarding this problem and I found it very useful and I know that you will also.
Follow the steps below:
- If you have Windows 10 installed on your computer, you can open Task Manager and click the Performance tab, which will give you a great view of your computer’s overall performance
- Click each tab to see a graph of real time resource usage, memory, network adapters, storage devises, etc. Each tab also will show you details about your hardware, (i.e., driver version number for your graphics adapter and number of slots used by memory modules
- Now here is the biggie in his article – how to share all this helpful information with others! This was a real “duh” moment for me because the answer is: Use your Windows clipboard!
- Select a tab and press CTRL + C which will copy the most salient details from that tab to your Clipboard. Then you can paste your results into an e-mail or text with someone who can now assist you with your problem
- You can also use your trusty Clipboard to capture system details – Press Windows + R to open the Run box and then key in Msinfo32.exe into the open field. Press CTRL + A to highlight the contents of the System Summary tab and then press CTRL + C to copy the details
- Another great one is the Reliability Monitor, which records details of Windows events from successful installations to dire errors. Simply double-click any event and you will see its details. After that just copy and paste as you did above
Thank you to Ed Bott for all this very helpful information!