3 Helpful Websites for Quick Info About Your Computer

Ben Stegner 08-08-2016

Whether you’re just looking for information about your system or trying to help a friend with their PC 7 Ways to Ensure Your Loved Ones' PC Will Never Need Fixing Are you tech support for your family or friends? Do you receive frantic calls because they've installed malware or somehow managed to break their computer and they need you to fix it? This can be... Read More , it’s good to be able to find out basic information about your computer. While there are plenty of ways to dig up this info on your machine, a variety of websites make it easy to find out what system you’re using.


Here are three websites you can visit quickly anytime to get information about your machine, or have a friend visit when you’re helping them over the phone.

If you’re not sure what browser (or what version of the browser) you’re using, a quick visit to WhatIsMyBrowser will let you know. What’s more, the site will also show you if the browser is up-to-date, along with the status of JavaScript, Flash, and other plug-ins and browser settings. If you want to share this info with a friend, the site includes a unique URL that can be sent to whoever is providing you tech support.

Not sure what your operating system (OS) is? WhatMyOS will let you know without thrills, and also provides methods on how to check your exact OS version.

Finally, if you’re not sure of your external IP address What Is a Static IP Address? Here's Why You Don't Need One A static IP address is one that never changes. Dynamic IP addresses do change. We explain why you don't need a static IP address. Read More , you can use IP Chicken to quickly view your public IP address. Websites can gather information about where you’re located using this address.


Want to go further with finding info? Generate an exhaustive list of information about your PC How to See All Your PC Information Using a Simple Excel VBA Script Excel and 10 minutes of work will give you more detailed information about your computer than you ever thought possible. Sounds too good to be true? That's Windows, if you know how to use it. Read More using an Excel script.

What other websites do you find useful in gathering PC info? Let us know if you’ve ever utilized these in the comments!

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