SIW is a Read-Only / Display-Only System Information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings. It is a utility that includes detailed specs for Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, Devices, Memory, Video, Drivers, Ports, Printers. It displays information about Operating System, Installed Programs, Processes, Services, Serial Numbers, Users, Open Files, System uptime, Users, Network, Network Shares, and more, as well as real-time monitors for CPU, Memory, Page File usage and network traffic. It also displays currently active network connections, Passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs, and more.
This software is being distributed as Freeware for personal, NON-commercial use. It may be freely used, copied and distributed as long as it is used only for personal purposes.
Reviewing 2011 Build 1029f (Mar 20, 2012)
Too bad the author discontinued the freeware portable version. There is still a portable "Technicians Version", but it seems overpriced for what it is.
I usually use HWINFO now, though it is not quite as informative SIW in some areas.
Reviewing 2011 Build 1029c (Jan 16, 2012)
No more the option of downloading a stand alone exe.
Ah, it's now bundled with adware, welcome OpenCandy.
Reviewing 2011 Build 0707 (Aug 18, 2011)
Reviewing 2011 Build 0707 (Jul 9, 2011)
SIW is great at what it does, but it's only free for personal use, so you can't legally use it on customers' computers or for any other tech work unless you pay. There's no need to break the rules or steal; there's lots of great free software to do almost everything with. A better (maybe the best) program for system information is PC Wizard, which is free for personal and commercial use. It has a portable version, too.
PS I still give SIW a 4, because as far as I remember, it worked great. However, it's PC Wizard for the win.
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