How to Get System Hardware Information and Monitor System Health in Windows?

Many times people purchase new computer system but they are not aware what kind of hardware is used in their system. In fact they don't know the brand of the motherboard, processor, hard disk, etc and when they need to provide hardware information to someone, they are clueless.

In such condition, you can use a free software "HWiNFO". HWiNFO is a free utility designed to collect and present the maximum amount of information possible about your computer's hardware which makes it suitable for users searching for driver updates, computer manufacturers, system integrators and technical experts as well.

Retrieved information is presented in a logical and easily understandable form and can be exported into various types of reports.

It shows detailed information about motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM, BIOS, hard disk drives, etc.


HWiNFO comes in 3 versions:

  • HWiNFO (for DOS)
  • HWiNFO32 (for 32-bit Windows)
  • HWiNFO64 (for 64-bit Windows)

Features List:

  • Comprehensive hardware information
  • System health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power)
  • Table, Logfile, Graph, Tray, Gadget, LG LCD reporting
  • Text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML report formats
  • Periodical updates

It can be used in Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008 and 7. It also comes in portable version so you don't need to install it. You can carry it on your USB drive.

You can download it using following links:

Download HWiNFO (32-bit)

Download HWiNFO (64-bit)

Download HWiNFO (DOS)

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  • VG, the link to the DOS version is incorrect (it's a duplicate of the 32-bit Windows version link). The correct URL for the DOS version is

  • thanks!

  • Very nice program indeed. Where I work, we have a lot of old computers floating around for which we've long since lost the driver discs, and when we refurbish them by reformatting and reinstalling Windows, it's always a guessing game as to the hardware involved. This is gonna go a long way towards taking care of those problems!

  • Is this program is similar to Lavalys Everest Ultimate Edition?

  • VG

    ^^ Sort of.

  • good program,but i like cpu-z :D and nice PC :D (or laptop :p )

  • VG

    ^^ Yeah. CPU-Z is also good. Regarding system, its Dell XPS laptop. ;)

  • what about dxdiag.exe ? (you know, you type it in the Start Menu's search)

  • VG

    ^^ Its a basic applications bundled with Windows. HWiNFO is better than it.

  • CPU-Z tell you only about CPU, GPU-Z only about GPU, etc..
    Everest is not freeware (and no longer maintained).
    HWiNFO tells you everything + system monitoring.. And it's completely free.

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