Clearing System Information of a File or Application
The System Information Windows allows you to obtain basic system information and other relevant information for your system in a couple of different ways. The method you use depends on your version of Windows as well as the configuration of your machine. If you are not sure how to go about using the various systems into tools, then below is a step by step guide to get you started:
In Windows 10, simply click or press the search box on the taskbar, enter the system information you wish to gather into the box, and hit Enter. In earlier versions of Windows, there was only one method to obtain system information, and that was through the Control Panel / System and Security / Information Provider (LSI). The new name for this is “System Information”. Look for this in the start menu / Run / type msconfig in the box and hit OK. When you are prompted with a list of devices and settings, see if the following items appear:
– Systems Configuration Manager – This is the main app for managing your hardware, software, and user preferences in your computer. Right-click or click the Start button and select “System Configuration Manager”. In earlier versions of Windows, this was the left-click or click option and in later versions it is normally located in the Start Menu / Running Options / Add Remove Programs.
– Control Panel / System and Security / Network settings – Here you can access all the settings for your computer from one place. You can find this at the Start Menu / System and Security / Network settings. Open the properties list for your network here. There you will find a column on the left side with an X next to it. It says Static or Shared IP Address. If you have a static IP address or have unlisted / reserved IP address, then you need to change it in the properties column.
– Search Field – Type a search field for retrieving system information here. See that the Search box is now visible. In earlier versions of windows, when you start typing the search term, the start menu would move down to the Search Engine and you will need to scroll up to the MSInfo32 dialog box. Click on it and MSInfo32 will appear.
– Search for a specific entry (tab) – If you want to retrieve specific data or application name from the msinfo32, you just need to type the path name in the search field and click OK. See that the Search box has appeared again. In earlier versions of windows, when you start to type a path name, the start menu moved down to the Search Engine and you would have to scroll up to the MSInfo32 dialog box.
– Copy this text and paste into Notepad – You can save this note as a template and use it whenever you want to type a msinfo32 note in the system properties dialog box. In earlier versions of windows, when you type a path name, the start menu moved down to the Search Engine and you would need to scroll up to the MSInfo32 dialog box. Now, you can copy this note into the Notepad and paste it manually. The last thing you need to do is right click on this note, select ‘lisha’ and click ‘print’.
When you have saved the note, you should click on the Save tab and type a new name for the note. Press enter and the information of the file or application will be shown in the ‘System Information’ dialogue box. Follow these simple steps, to clear all the information about a particular application or file. This article was also written to help you perform system information cleansing with ease.