System Information Viewer

System Information Viewer


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 17 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.39
File Size:
1.16MB
Date Added:
July 15, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
67,445
Downloads Last Week:
197
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

System Information Viewer (SIV) by developer Ray Hinchliffe is a free tool that centralizes all the information about your system that Windows scatters throughout a series of consoles, properties dialogs, and other tools. SIV does more, though, extracting even more useful information than Windows, such as detailed information about your CPU, including each core of multicore processors; networks and clients; hardware sensors; and software.

SIV downloads as a zipped file but needs no installation; the program opens with your system's basic information displayed as soon as you click the extracted executable. This makes the program totally portable, too, so you can copy it to a USB drive and use it to examine any Windows machine. SIV has a unique interface, very basic but clean and attractive in an efficient way. It displayed our system's operating system, version, and build; Workgroup; BIOS; Resource Usage; and more; even the performance of each of the CPU's two cores in small graphs. Clicking on any outlined item, such as the BIOS, calls up a dialog with more detailed information. A series of similar buttons runs along the bottom; these access detailed dialogs for Windows, Machine, Sensors, Network, Wi-Fi, Volumes, and more. The Copy button accesses a menu full of useful selections and options such as language, temperature standard, colors, position, and even Registry entries, not just the ability to copy any display or bitmap. Clicking the Help button calls up a page full of quick, clear instructions with further settings, such as HotFixes, Dates, Keys, Classes, DNS Names, Privileges, and more. Each specific dialog also includes even more specific selections; for instance, the USB button includes a FireWire selection.

We've never seen a system information utility that displays as much SIV does. There seems to be no end to the detailed data it extracts, and all of it clearly displayed and managed. We highly recommend this tool; with it, you'll always have the most detailed information possible about your system a click away.

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    Results 1-10 of 17

  • 1 stars

    "Kaspersky Pure detects "not-a-virus" toolbar malware"

    May 01, 2012   |   By yamnnjr

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.28

    Pros

    I'm not going to download it when my security software detects malware.

    Cons

    I'm not going to download it when my security software detects malware.

    Summary

    Not sure about the actual program, my but my PC security software, Kaspersky Pure, triggers a malware alert upon attempting to download this program from this location.

    I'd recommend not downloading this program from this site and instead looking for this program's official website. Most higher quality freeware already have their own official website that offers the program for download. The links those official websites provide to download the software will often lead to third party download sites like download.cnet.com or sourceforge.net, but with the added assurance that the link will bring you to a location where the software was actually uploaded by the programmers themselves rather than a random moron trying to use legitimate software to trick people into downloading an infected program.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very useful freeware."

    November 23, 2011   |   By notaweasel

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.23

    Pros

    Good functionality and simple UI.

    Cons

    Doesn't download itself without a mouse click. :)

    Summary

    Recommended.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great program,easy to use,worth downloading"

    November 22, 2011   |   By larryjmorris

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.23

    Pros

    Easy to use, accurate info

    Cons

    No complaints, good job developing this software

    Summary

    Great product, lets you know all the hardware in you system,great for finding drivers, with out opening the PC,or looking thru a Manuel or searching the net

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  • 4 stars

    "almost too fast but so good"

    June 24, 2011   |   By fauna99

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.21

    Pros

    downloads fast and provides a great deal of information- very fast and easy.

    Cons

    Setting up the app is hard the first time./

    Summary

    More information than most people need about their own system and uses very few resources.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great Utility for the price"

    May 18, 2011   |   By ninja660

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.20

    Pros

    Awesome amount of detail and features.

    Cons

    Windows are cramped - too much info for such a small space!

    Summary

    Great utility - maybe make windows larger so you can fit more info into the next version?

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  • 5 stars

    "Correct 64-bit image needs to be used"

    April 22, 2011   |   By siv-ray

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.19

    Pros

    Native images for x64 (AMD64, Intel64, EM64T) and ia64 (Intel Itanium).

    Cons

    correct 64 bit image needs to be used

    Summary

    Do not use SIV64I.exe unless you have an Intel Itanium system

    Updated on Apr 22, 2011

    SIV Unicode Release Kit for Windows XP and later systems. You should use SIV32X.exe on 32-bit Windows x86 and SIV64X.exe on 64-bit Windows x64.

    IA-64 SIV Unicode add-on that should be used on Intel Itanium Enterprise Servers. SIV64I.exe is not for AMD64 or Intel64 64-bit x64 systems.

    Updated on Apr 22, 2011

    For full information see http://rh-software.com/

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  • 1 stars

    "wouldn't install"

    April 17, 2011   |   By nmharleyrider

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.19

    Pros

    said I had the wrong version for my OS

    Cons

    said I had the wrong version for my OS

    Summary

    I downloaded the 64 bit version but when I went to install it I was told it was the wrong version for my machine. I am running 64bit Windows 7 so I have no idea what the install thinks it is doing

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  • 5 stars

    "A lot of information all in one little application."

    January 22, 2011   |   By rjclak

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.15

    Pros

    FREE.
    Takes up little space on your PC or on a toolkit thumb drive for diagnosing problems in sick PCs.

    Cons

    None.
    Can't have too much information.

    Summary

    Everything you could ever want to know about what's going on inside the box.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very useful"

    November 18, 2010   |   By jhn.harding

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.13

    Pros

    Just about all the information you could want

    Cons

    So much information that it could be confusing to some users

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  • 4 stars

    "Impressive and Informative"

    October 21, 2010   |   By Sheamarie48

    Version: System Information Viewer 4.13

    Pros

    Tons of information about my laptop. More than I know what to do with right now. However, the info I do understand, timely.

    Cons

    That little wizard thingy.

    Summary

    I have quite a bit to learn. Oh, can they swap that wizard man for something else not so annoying? Or perhaps that's it's purpose. In that case, job well done!

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