Gathering hardware information

As a matter of principle, most people will tend to suggest that all system information can be categorized as either hardware-or-software based. This approach certainly serves to simplify things, but throughout the course of this chapter I will go some way to infer that there are instances in which the interplay of both (hardware and software) can be the reason for the issues at hand.

So, before you begin troubleshooting a system, always consider that the need gathering information about a system is the recommended approach to gaining additional insight and familiarity. Look at it this way: the practice of gathering hardware information is not necessarily required, but an investigation of this type may assist you in ...

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