How to generate a Microsoft System Information report (MSINFO32)

Answer ID 2507
Published 01/31/2010 10:11 PM
Updated 07/10/2015 05:35 PM
How to generate a Microsoft System Information report

Microsoft System Information Tool

The Microsoft System Information tool (MSINFO32) displays an extensive summary of your system hardware, installed software and device drivers.  When a hardware or software issue requires investigation by the NVIDIA software team, the first step is to reproduce a customers issue in our labs so that the problem can be root caused.  The Microsoft System Information tool can generate a report that will assist us to setup a system that closely matches the configuration of the customer reporting this problem.  While it does not share personal information such as passwords, image files, browsing history or other sensitive information, it does list which applications are installed on your PC, the name of your PC and other basic system specs.  To find out more about Microsoft's System Information tool, please visit:

Generating a MSINFO32 Report

If you are asked to provide a Microsoft System Information MSINFO32 report, please follow the steps below: 
1) Please press Windows Key + the letter "R" on your keyboard to bring up the to open the Run command window
2) Type "msinfo32" in the Open field and left-click OK
3) While viewing the Microsoft System Information summary, go to File then choose Save (Please do not use Export)
4) Save your MSINFO32 report as "msinfo32.nfo" on your desktop to easily locate it after.  It can take up to a minute to generate a report.  Once completed, attach the file to your incident or email to send to NVIDIA Customer Care team (you may delete the file once you have attached it to support case and submitted the case)


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