Windows XP: Anything similar to System Profiler?


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 10, 2003
Denver, Colorado
My friend Jerry has a Dell Inspiron 8600 he's wanting to sell in order to upgrade (I almost have him sold on the 15" PowerBook). He can't remember the specs, nor can he find the box it came in. Does Windows XP have anything similar to the Mac OS X System Profiler? I'm having a hell of a time finding it.


Moderator emeritus
Jun 15, 2000
I think you can also go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information which gives you some other info, but not a lot (well it's not obvious what it all is).


macrumors 6502
Dec 17, 2004
Omaha, NE
Windows XP has the specs scattered everywhere.

You can find:
Processor and Memory: using the system properties control panel
Hard Drive, DVD: using the device manager
Basic Graphics Card: using the device manager
Detailed Graphics Card: using the setting section of the display properties control panel

For other info there is also a program called system information but it's bad. There also might be a 3rd party program like system profile.

Note: Download CPU-Z (it's free) for extreme detail on the processor, logic board, and memory

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
Adelaide, Australia
blaskillet4 said:
I use Photoshop, yes, Photoshop . It tells me everything. Its called 'system info' under the help menu...

That's probably one of the more expensive ways of finding out though. It'd almost be cheaper to just buy a new Dell and then read the specs off the receipt. :p


macrumors newbie
Aug 22, 2006
Hey guys,

Although I'm posting this 2 years late I hope it will be useful for everyone. :)

I was trying to find a similar program and found a perfect freeware application called PC Wizard. You can get it here
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