Windows® 98 System Properties
Information on Windows® 98 system properties
Windows® 98 system properties display the information about the version of the Windows® you are using, what type of devices are installed on it, and some other useful tools available in the dialog box. It has the following tabs: ‘General’, ‘Device Manager’, ‘Hardware Profile’ and ‘Performance’. It lets you to configure the system properties. You can check the system properties by clicking on ‘My Computer’, a new dialogue box will appear select the properties. A new icon will appear and show all the tabs which have been discussed earlier.
The significance of the system properties can be characterized as under:
- To check the system information
- To check the hardware installed
- To fine tune system performance
- To check/select hardware profile
To check the system information
When you right click on ‘My Computer’ or go through ‘Control Panel’ and open system properties the first tab which appears is ‘General’ which shows the general information of the computer. You can check the user name, version of Windows® 98, product id, speed of the processor installed, and detail of RAM size. You can get the clear idea about the specification of the computer. Many users use the same tool to check the exact configuration of the computer.
To check the hardware installed
In general tab you can see only the limited details about the computer, however, if you like to know more about its hardware then you can click on the next tab ‘Device Manager’. It will provide you complete details about the hardware installed on the computer. By right clicking on any device you can uninstall or update the driver easily. Under the same dialogue box you can also get the information about the version of driver, its manufacturer and other technical information for advanced users. If any device is not fully installed that will show in the head of “other devices” and the appropriate driver for it. You can install it by right clicking on the device and select install then show the path where the driver of that specific device is located.
Under the ‘Performance’ Tab you can check how the system resources are utilized. It also shows about the RAM in use and available for use and information about hard disk compression status. There are also sub tabs in it such as ‘Files System’, ‘Graphics’, and ‘Virtual Memory’. These sub types are very advanced and an expert should only change its properties.
You can check, select and create different hardware profiles from here. This option is used, if the system is using multiple hardware sets.