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Editors' Review

by   / October 16, 2011

SIW Portable is a portable version of System Information for Windows, extracting huge amounts of information about your hardware, software, and networks and displaying it in a familiar, easy-to-manage view.

System information utilities usually don't "do" anything, other than display information about your system, but it's hard to overestimate how useful and important they can be when you need one, which is typically once trouble has struck. It also includes a variety of tools that do useful things. Since it's portable, it runs without installation and leaves no traces behind in the registry.

SIW Portable's main interface is an Explorer-style tree view with three main categories: Software, Hardware, and Network. Each has a huge number of subcategories, some of them expandable too. For example, the Software category has nearly 30 entries, from Operating System to Certificates. The entries provide a lot of data; we clicked on Shared DLLs, and SIW Portable listed more than 400. Under Hardware, the System Summary offered an overview of our hardware, memory, page file, and other items; clicking the Motherboard entry listed the manufacturer, model number, bridges, slots, and other specs that might save us from having to crack open the case to look at the board itself. Network listed our network connections, Network Neighborhood, open ports, RAS connections, and other information. We could ping, trace, request, and perform other tasks, too. Tools held some welcome surprises: a Broadband Speed Test, MAC Address Changer, File Converter, the Eureka Password tool, a variety of tests, and quick access to a wide range of Microsoft consoles and managers. The Help file includes a variety of social media links as well as the opportunity to spot the developer, Gabriel Topala, a cup of coffee.

SIW Portable belongs in any portable toolkit or on any system. It's the perfect place to start when troubleshooting, tweaking, and planning upgrades.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2011.10.29

Version 2011.10.29 has faster OS detection and fixed Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer passwords.


Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site
Release Date October 29, 2011
Date Added October 29, 2011
Version 2011.10.29


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/NT 4
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 2.43MB
File Name SIWPortable_2011.10.29.paf.exe


Total Downloads 204,454
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price Free
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