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Hello Experts. My mother is 1,500 miles away and wants me to let her know what kind of Graphics Card she should purchase. So I need to connect to her computer remotely and find out what she can take--i.e., PCI, PCI Express, AGP, etc. So my question for you is: What can I install on her computer which can tell me everything about her computer?

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If it's a pre-made main stream computer (Dell, HP, Gateway, or similar)
You should be able to look everything up with the model and/or the serial number on the manufacturer's site.

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PCBONEZ

Those programs work for computer savy people but if your mom is like mine and not so computer savy just find out what make/model it is and don't run her through the grinder installing software that kicks back things she doesn't understand.

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My mother does not need to be computer savy, PCBONEZ. I will "connect to her computer remotely and find out what she can take'. I got some very interesting help here from AnthonyRusso, dbrunton, and kiolqc, of which I will evaluate once I get home from work later today. Mainly, what I need to determine, is which kind of slots she has available for graphics cards--i.e., AGP, PCI, PCI Express, etc. I don't want to tell her to buy a graphics card for an AGP slot if she can't even use it, for instance.
PCBONEZ

From past experience those "analyze the system" programs leave a lot to be desired. (Not so accurate.) Add to that trying to do it remotely,, not for me.
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I'd still go with looking things up in manufacturer docs.  
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