Knowing all about your system configuration is always better because sometimes you can decide whether a Hardware Device/Software is compatible with your system configuration.For Ex., With the recent launch of Windows 7, and its Windows XP Mode ( VMLite XP Mode – Windows XP Mode Alternative) which requires a processor capable of hardware virtualization, with AMD-V™, Intel® VT or VIA® VT turned on in the BIOS for using Windows XP Mode.
I’ve earlier shared a few portable apps, like 3DP Chip, Fresh Diagnose, SIS.With new hardware release every now and then and with many models released, It’s difficult to know whether your hardware has all featured required.Today I share HWiNFO32™ which has both a command line and GUI versions.
Download and extract the HWiNFO32 archive, and double click “hwinfo32.exe” to start up the hardware analysis and it creates a summary and creates and tree structure with all hardware components listed.Selecting the hardware gives the detailed information about the hardware.
Sensors shows the temperature of vital components like processor.It also does basic benchmarks and export the report in Text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML formats.
HWiINFO32 is compatible with Windows 9x/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003/2008/Windows 7.There’s also a portable version that can also be carried along on USB Drives and identify hardware on new systems.
CPU-Z is a good bit of software too.