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Print Configuration Summary

By: Arie Slob

To print a copy of your system configuration summary, double-click the System icon in the Control Panel, click the Device Manager tab, click Computer and then click Print, select the type of report you want and click Print.

You can also "print" this information to a text file. First we need to add a Generic/Text only printer:

  1. Select Start > Settings > Printers
  2. Double-click the Add Printer icon
  3. Click Next
  4. When you are prompted How is this printer attached to your computer? select Local Printer and then click Next
  5. In the Add Printer Wizard window, select Generic from the Manufacturers box. In the Printers box, select Generic/Text Only, and then click Next
  6. In the Available Ports box, click FILE, and then click Next
  7. On the next screen you can give this "Printer" a name, and select No under the Do you want your Windows-based programs to use this printer as the default printer? question. Click Next
  8. When you are prompted Would you like to print a test page? click No and then click the Finish button

To print the contents of Device Manager to a file, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Print button in Device Manager
  2. In the Report Type box, click the option button for the report you want

    Note: To print the Selected Class Or Device report, you must first click the class or device you want on the Device Manager Tab

  3. Click the Setup button
  4. In the Specific Printer box, click Generic/Text Only On FILE, and then click the OK button
  5. Click OK again
  6. In the File Name box, type the name you want to use for the file, select a location where you want to save it, and click OK

To view the report, you can "send" it to Notepad. For more information see Adding Notepad to Send To.