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.
If you need to use this utility, it is assumed that you know how to download and unzip a file, otherwise, most of the information it will reveal about your computer will be completely meaningless!
Anyway, download from www.majorgeeks.com and search for aida32 personal edition. You have to register for the business one, but it's still free. It just does extra networking stuff. This will not be needed for this project so the personal one is more than adequate.
I am going to distribute this on a usb flash drive for simplicity.