If you need to retrieve basic information about your computer, e.g., Windows operating system name, version (32bit or 64bit), service patch level or computer name, the following are keyboard shortcuts for retrieving this information.
- On desktop computer
- hold down the Windows key and press the Pause/Break key in the upper right corner of your keyboard.
- On a laptop computer
- hold down the Windows and Fn keys and press the Pause key in the upper right corner of your keyboard. (On laptop computer keyboards, the Pause function may be in blue and require the Fn key.)
To learn more about keyboard shortcuts in Windows, see Windows key (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
This tip provided by Donna Brickley.