View basic information about your computer

Helpful tips

Need to know what version of Windows you’re running? Or what speed your processor runs at? Or maybe how much memory you have installed? You can pull up a window with all of this information and more by holding down the Windows key on your keyboard while pressing the Pause/Break key [Windows + Pause/Break].

Windows + Pause/Break key

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  1. asudduth

    As some laptops don’t have an easily accessible pause/break key (sometimes you have to use the Function/FT key with it, and othertimes it does not work at all) – you can also use the mouse:
    Windows 7: go to the start menu, and right-click on “Computer” and choose “Properties”
    Windows 8: Right click on the start button, then choose “System”

    • Patric Welch

      I have to do this even on my desktop computer because I use my own Logitech keyboard. So it’s Windows key + Fn + End, where Pause/Break is the Fn function of the End key. I usually use the right-click computer/properties method as well but since I found out about this shortcut, I find it easier. Then again, I live for keyboard shortcuts :)