Microsoft Development Environment 2003 Version 7.1.3088

Can someone help me with a program I am trying to make. All I need to know, is how do I get the program, when the button is pressed, to start scanning there basic hardware, and once it completes gives them a report, and if at all possible, tell them yes or no if there program does not meet minimum system requirements. I know the basics, and have looked quite a bit and asked people for some help, but I'm pretty much clueless where to start. Any tutorials that anyone can give/or the code to do such, would be helpful, thanks a lot!