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Download of the Week: SIW (System Information for Windows)

By Jos · 19 replies
Jul 10, 2009
  1. SIW (System Information for Windows) is a free and full-featured tool for Windows which gathers detailed information about your system’s software, hardware and network, and presents it in a very comprehensible manner. It displays everything from the CPU clock and technology to RAM frequency, BIOS and Windows version, license information for installed programs and a lot more.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    Slick little utility...

    Thanks again for these "Downloads o' da Week." Really good stuff and I routinely pass them on to all my techno-nerd friends.
  3. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 610

    So basically a CPU-Z that puts CPU-Z to shame. I like it! Thanks!
  4. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 44

    another great apps i can use to check pc specs. thank you TS.
  5. TBolt

    TBolt TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Wow...what an app. Anything you want to know about your PC and hardware, this little jewel will display. Very nice. Thanks for the link Jose and TS!
  6. camuss15

    camuss15 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    I have used this program for years actually. It is fantastic, because you can put it on a flash drive and run it on any computer. I use it to help people out when they ask me what upgrades they can do on their machine. It pretty much gives all the information I could ever need without pulling the side panel off or researching anything.
  7. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Posts: 289   +15

    The 'Secrets' thing is nice. :)
  8. NunjaBusiness

    NunjaBusiness TS Rookie Posts: 36


    First program that goes on every PC I have to support.
    Makes upgrades to RAM etc. easy as pie!
    Not to mention the product keys and such are available to print for safe-keeping.
  9. stayzzhard

    stayzzhard TS Rookie

    I'm a TOTAL "newb" to the pc world,but this app is soo kool..lol even got my gurlfriends passwords thru the "secrets" tab...really good app.good post......Maybe really learn sum ting by using this app...thanks guys..
  10. JDoors

    JDoors TS Rookie Posts: 62

    Thanks for the post. I recently had to start over and had forgotten 'bout this one.
  11. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,966   +223

    This is a really good program
    I friend recommended it to me like 2 years ago, so it is by now a quite well tested and used software ;)
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,402   +38

    This is a fantastic app that I have been using for about 2 years.

    I believe the creator is also a member of TechSpot, under the name gtopala. I could be wrong though.
  13. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    Yeah i've been using it for a year or two already, its great!

    Never noticed the Secrets button by the way, and not the Eureka! one either.

    Actually quite scared me that anyone with this tool on my comp could see my messenger password within seconds, I don't use that password that much but its linked with at least 2 more web applications.

    With the Eureka! button you can also see passwords in internet explorer, don't know why that's still possible, it doesn't work with firefox, why should it work with IE?! Shame Microsoft!
  14. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Amazing and efficient utility. Among the best of TC's weekly DLs. The only drawback I experienced in using it was that it didn't find my car keys, but that's okay, my wife did that just fine.
  15. Jos

    Jos TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,073   +97

    I'm glad you guys like our "Download of the Week" feature. We're always open to suggestions on new software worth checking out or alternatives to the ones we recommend.
  16. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,989   +76

    I love this utility. Been using it for several years now.
  17. I downloaded SIW from the alternate mirror.

    On double clicking, I get
    .......\siw.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

    I run Windows XP SP2.
  18. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 44

    try to redownload it might be corrupted.
  19. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    Just downloaded. I LOVE IT.
  20. I've tried umpteen times to download this little app and each time it croaks at some stage before the download is completed. Have tried various computers and browsers and have just about given up. Is there a problem with their server?
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