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Command Prompt: How to use the PsInfo utility from SysInternals

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PsInfo is a command-line tool that gathers key information about the local or remote systems, including the type of installation, kernel build, registered organization and owner, number of processors and their type, amount of physical memory, the install date of the system, and if it’s a trial version, the expiration date. Kindly refer to these related guides: How to download and use Windows SysInternals tools locally, What is System Monitor (Sysmon) and how to install and use it, How to detect registry keys: Process Monitor using Sysinternals Tools, and how to enable Automatic Logon on Windows 10.

For more information on Windows SysInternals Tools, take a look at this article. 

How does this tool work? PsInfo uses the Remote Registry API to read system information from a system’s Registry, and WMI to determine whether Windows XP installations have been activated. This is a tool from Microsoft’s SysInternal package. This tool can be downloaded here

To use this tool, , lunch the command line tool can be used as an administrator. There are different ways to fire the CMD prompt up

- Search for “CMD” in the search menu or
- Search for “RUN” in the search menu or type cmd.exe
- Or from the file explorer, search for cmd.exe

Nonetheless, Navigate to the path where the SysInternal tool is stored and run this command

C:\> psinfo \\yourcomputername -h -d
PsInfo utility

Note: However, You can use this tool Live: Sysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web. In addition, without hunting for and manually downloading them.

Furthermore, Simply enter a tool’s Sysinternals Live path into Windows Explorer or a command prompt as<toolname> or  \\\tools\<toolname>

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