SIW, which stands for System Information For Windows, is an excellent software program that displays an immense amount of information about a Windows computer system.
The program is offered as a free version and a pro version, with the pro version available as a business and technician version.
System Information for Windows displays information about a computer system's software and hardware inventory, and network information.
It furthermore provides access to a set of tools that perform a variety of tasks. These tasks range from changing a network adapter's MAC address to dumping the computer bios or testing the computer monitor.
The program divides the system information in groups using a sidebar that is displayed on the left. Each group, software or hardware, is further divided into subgroups. The hardware group for instance contains entries for the motherboard, bios, memory, or logical disks to name a few.
You may use the main menu at the top as well to navigate between different sections the program makes available.
The information that are displayed are very extensive, the program lists for example the following:
Here are some real world examples of what you can do with System Information For Windows besides displaying the installed software or computer hardware:
System Information For Windows can generate an inventory report of a computer system quickly. The extensive reporting options of the pro version make it ideal for that purpose.
The tools that are provided make several programs that users might otherwise use unnecessary. This could be one of the reasons to install this version of the software.
The developer's website with additional information (like the command line parameters) is available here.
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