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BgInfo for Windows

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Key Details of BgInfo

  • Display system info on desktop background.
  • Last updated on January 7, 2014
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

BgInfo automatically puts all of your computer's specs and information right on your desktop's background. It lets you customize just about every part of the display, including the colors so it can fit in perfectly with your background. It's an awesome utility for gearheads and troubleshooters alike.

This program lets you see everything you would ever need to know about your computer without digging into any menus. When you first set up the program, you can choose exactly what specs it shows on your screen. It includes everything from connection speed to nitty-gritty details like the exact make and model of your processor, graphics card, and other components. You can't drag and drop BgInfo to where you want it, but you can position it from inside the program's layout menu. You can also change the color, background, and font size of the text that is displayed. It even supports display on multiple monitors.

BgInfo is so useful and makes so much sense that it should probably be integrated into Windows, itself. Even if you don't want it around 24/7, it's a nice download to stick onto a thumb drive for when it comes time to troubleshoot a PC.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
August 2, 2013
Latest update
January 7, 2014
Version
4.20
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows Server, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
34,427
Downloads Last Week
3

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User Reviews

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Developer's Description

Display system info on desktop background.
BgInfo allows you to remind yourself of critical aspects of your computer's configuration, such as IP address, or operating system version. This is useful if managing several different computers. The software automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. You can edit any field as well as the font and background colors, and can place it in your startup folder so that it runs every boot, or even configure it to display as the background for the logon screen.

Because BGInfo simply writes a new desktop bitmap and exits you don't have to worry about it consuming system resources or interfering with other applications.