If you ever need to work on a pc that is not in front of you, you need an accurate inventory. This instructable came about purely because a colleague is having trouble finding a driver for a pc.
I will use Aida32 personal from http://majorgeeks.com to get a quick report of the machine so that I can easily identify the motherboard, and work out which ethernet driver it needs.
This user is not in any way technically inclined, so needs the simplest way possible to do it.
I have read rumours that it can be scripted with a batch file but don't have the time to do the research.