Getting information about your system from dxdiag on Windows

DirectX Diagnostic tool dxdiag is a useful tool on Windows that gives you loads of information about your system, such as GPU, CPU and BIOS info. It is common that tech support asks you to attach your dxdiag report to support requests since it helps to narrow down the problem. Before Windows 8, dxdiag was ... Read more

Show battery capacity for notebooks on Windows

Notebook batteries lose part of their capacity over time depending on their treatment. To see at how much maximum capacity your battery it, there is a command line tool that you can use from an elevated command line. To open such, search your main menu for cmd, right-click it and choose Run as administrator. In ... Read more

View Detailed Power Efficiency Analysis (Windows 7)

Windows 7 comes along with a helpful command-line utility that lets you view your computer's power efficiency. It provides you with information about your processor utilisation, the processes taking up the most CPU resources, your current power plan and, if there are any, errors and warnings about your efficiency. To access it, open a command ... Read more