How to obtain hardware information for FreeBSD from Windows?

ldgc

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Hello :)
I hope that I am posting in the right section.
My father has a desktop machine with Windows 10 installed and I intend to replace Windows 10 with FreeBSD 11.1-Release. The problem is that I don´t know where should I search in Windows in order to have hardware information to determine what it is supported in FreeBSD 11.1-Release.
Any help is greatly appreciated ;)
Thanks in advance!
 

ShelLuser

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Why not simply grab a FreeBSD 11 live CD (like the disc1 image), boot with that and then check what hardware it detected?
 
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ldgc

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Why not simply grab a FreeBSD 11 live CD (like the disc1 image), boot with that and then check what hardware it detected?
I would like to know the hardware information without leaving Windows 10 :)
 

p3rj

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If you press the Windows key and start typing System Information, you should find some relevant information.
 

SirDice

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Having a look at Windows' device manager should provide a lot of information too. Right-click on the "Start" button and select "Device Manager".
 

VladiBG

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open run dialog with win+r
type msinfo32
hit enter

It's better just to boot with the FreeBSD bootonly.iso or memstick.img and check what hardware is detected.
 
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