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HARDiNFO 8 PRO (Lifetime) Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — HARDiNFO 8 PRO (Lifetime)

Hardware Inventory, Computer Management, Benchmark and Network Monitor.
$39.50 EXPIRED
User rating: 90 (78%) 25 (22%) 103 comments

HARDiNFO 8 PRO (Lifetime) was available as a giveaway on February 26, 2021!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$37.95
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Full GPU accelerated video toolkit to edit, convert, download, record and more

View what's inside your computer, benchmark your PC and compare with other results.

  • Hardware Inventory
  • Get detailed system information about your PC hardware components and peripherals, like; CPU, Memory, Motherboard, Display Adapter, HDD/SSD Disk Drives, Monitor, Notebook Battery, Operating System Drivers and more.

  • Computer Benchmark
  • Test your PC Performance with Advanced Benchmarks and compare the results online with other benchmarks. HARDiNFO can test the performance of your Display Adapter, CPU, Memory, SSD/HDD, USB Memory Sticks and more.

  • System Monitor
  • Monitor your Computer hardware, services, processes, drivers, network and notebook battery. HARDiNFO includes an advanced Network Traffic monitor and Notebook Battery charge/discharge monitor to analyze the battery health.

    System Requirements:

    Windows 2019/ 2016/ 2012 R2 Server/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

    Publisher:

    Ultimate Systems

    Homepage:

    http://www.usro.net/Products/HARDiNFO/

    File Size:

    29.6 MB

    Licence details:

    Lifetime, no updates

    Price:

    $39.50

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    Comments on HARDiNFO 8 PRO (Lifetime)

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    #49

    I downloaded and installed accordingly and registered with the registration code provided.
    All seem OK. But when run the program , it just disappear without a trace.
    Any advice to fix this problem?

    Reply   |   Comment by OJ  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #48

    No problem installing or registering. Does what the makers claim it does. Thumbs up. Thanks Ultimate Systems and Giveawayoftheday team.

    Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #47

    No email - no registration code after 20 hours.
    Help is needed please.

    Reply   |   Comment by abc8808  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #46

    Downloaded, followed the instructions, received serial number, installed, working perfectly on Win10 64bit. Nice reports too.

    Reply   |   Comment by Bernd  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #45

    Downloaded, got serial, installed, no problems.

    I am VERY impressed with this program. Very attractive interface, more information than other system checkers I have tried, easy to navigate.

    I wonder what advantage having to copy and paste the three components of the serial separately has to the designer. Just a minor inconvenience for the user, so it's not a big deal.

    Upon first load, loaded full window size, minor inconvenience . Then it immediately tried to phone home. Why? I wonder.

    Still, I would recommend it to a friend.

    Reply   |   Comment by Dave Cole  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #44

    A pity ! It only works on 64 bit systems -- but nothing of the sort ist mentioned in the system requirements. Perhaps you missed it: 32 bit systems have hardware, too !!

    Reply   |   Comment by M. Tschanz  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
    #43

    Still only get a 3 second look before it closes. Help, I really want to check out the program before its too late.

    Reply   |   Comment by Edmiester  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #42

    Before installing, I copied the link in the Readme file into my browser, filled out the info, and sent. Within a minute, received the activation code in my e-mail. THEN I installed the software, entering the activation code as part of the install process. Installation worked. BUT...
    1. the RAM tab could NOT identify my RAM's manufacturer, just showed a numeric code (Speccy COULD identify RAM manufacturer).
    2. the OS screen was solid black (Speccy had no trouble providing info)
    Program OK, but as Jim said, a number of others available.

    Reply   |   Comment by 11bravo  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
    #41

    What the Heck. Installed correctly and opens fine and then disappears instantly. ????

    Reply   |   Comment by Mr Music  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #40

    Thanks for the thot, GOTD, but this vendor, Ultimate Systems needs to work on their software. Installed, registered and then gave it a run.
    Benchmark comparisons used are a joke, it shows incorrect, and incomplete, info about my system and when I tried to see about network, it showed incomplete, and non existant pathways.
    I also downloaded their free edition and other than not being able to benchmark correctly, it seemed to provide the same lackluster info.

    Reply   |   Comment by DJ.  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #39

    Same as others: after 3 sec it disappears.

    Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #38

    Ich habe erst die Free Version und dann die Pro dann ging es unter Win 7 die Nummer war aber im Span Ordner.

    Reply   |   Comment by Hove  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
    #37

    Installed and registered fine however starting the program I am greeted with a screen that is blocked on the right side and all the info can't be seen. Ryzen 5 3600 XT shows as 4.0 gig and no voltage, even though ryzen master shows proper sepeed and voltage of 4.4 gig at 2.4 volts. uninstalled.

    Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

    Mike, I did a bench test and got results, these are cpu's they compare my Ryzen 5 3600 XT to LMAO Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz, what a joke!

    Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz
    AMD A8-3850 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor
    Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz
    Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
    AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor
    Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
    Intel Core2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz
    Intel Core2 Duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80GHz
    Intel Core i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz
    Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz,
    Dual Core AMD Opteron Processor 165, 1800MHz
    Intel Core2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz

    Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

    Mike, I see what you mean..a good hardware monitor would even show caches. It can't even get my processor's specs correct. My base clock is 3.6Ghtz not 3 and max is 4.2, not 3.

    Reply   |   Comment by DJ.  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    CPU-Z is free

    Reply   |   Comment by Damon Daniels  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #36

    Ich habe erst die Free Version und den die Pro Version installiert und dann ging es davor nicht

    Reply   |   Comment by Hove  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
    #35

    Different users different experiences. Did not turn off my antivirus software neither my VPN which is connecting me about 6,200 miles from my place. Use the site address on readme.txt file to ask for the key. Used my regular e-mail for software ( which, sometimes, is NOT accepted by some softwares companies due to one specific word included in it ). Received confirmation e-mail in seconds. Clicked on the link on the e-mail and there was the key. Copied it to a notepad. Installe software WITH Revo Uninstaller in a different folder (D:) that the one offered by the installer (C:), entered same info as I used to get the key, and , entered the key NOT copying and pasting, but typing all digits.
    Run it without any problems.
    Running an i7 notebook with Win 10 20H2.
    Software presents an IMMENSE quantity of information about the computer.
    Definitely is a keeper.
    Thanks Ultimate Systems and GAOTD
    mario

    Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
    #34

    Installed, got code, was in junk mail. Entered code. Boom broken.
    ERROR!!: Invalid Serial Number!
    You must Re-Install HARDiNFO 7 !


    What I thought this was 8 Pro

    Reply   |   Comment by Edmiester  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    Edmiester,
    Hi,
    I had the same thing and found i had to uninstall and re-install
    I believe it was because the password which has to be installed in 2 Copy/past operations had a "-" hyphen in one packet
    I was very careful the second time around and it installed and now runs without problems

    Reply   |   Comment by Keith Elms  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    Edmiester, I got same mssg too! Couldn't install Pro 8 version.

    Reply   |   Comment by Nan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #33

    All installed as prescribed. It seems to go fine for the first 3s!
    Then it disappears from the screen and that's that.
    Poor and dysfunctional piece of Pro software.

    Reply   |   Comment by ArtPol  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

    ArtPol, Same here.

    Reply   |   Comment by WTF  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

    ArtPol, same here

    Reply   |   Comment by Art  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    ArtPol,
    same problem here.

    Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #32

    Hello, it is not possible to download the software for the computer working with Bit 32

    Reply   |   Comment by eli  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
    #31

    Try this:
    https://www.hwinfo.com/
    Always free and plenty of info.about Sys/HW
    A few add-ons and even exists a portable version.
    (quite handy to have on thumb-drive / USB-Key if you are a technician or simply have to help a friend)
    A word of general warning: never fiddle with hardware if you do not know what your doing!

    Reply   |   Comment by Quick Silver  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
    #30

    Been using HWinfo64 for a long time. Works great. There are lots of alternatives out there. Read what Jim mentioned.

    Reply   |   Comment by Johnny  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
    #29

    What does this do that Speccy (free version) doesn't?

    Reply   |   Comment by Robert in Toronto  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

    Robert in Toronto, benchmarking for one, Speccy is just a nice little "System Information" tool that sits in your task tray that can provide information about your system. Things like hardware temps, memory timings, motherboard specs, device information, etc., etc.

    However, there are some instances of hardware not being recognized & temps not displaying correctly. i.e. I have 4 PCs, 1 AMD & 3 intel machines. On my intel laptop it doesn't display CPU temp but the other 2 Intel Desktops it does.

    Speccy doesn't show battery functions, driver information either. As stated it's basically just a mini tool that can display some basic system information that people usually want to know about their system.

    Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
    #28

    Install stalls at "serial number" required

    Reply   |   Comment by DAVID PATERSON  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
    #27

    Great software. No problem installing.

    Reply   |   Comment by Nonny Mouse  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
    #26

    Easy install. Copied and pasted each part of serial number. Thanks GOTD

    Reply   |   Comment by Arthur  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
    #25

    No email - no registration code after half an hour - yes, I checked my spam box - yes, I used a yahoo email address. Now sat here with a half-installed app on my screen and unable to even use it in any sort of "test mode" to see if it's even worth bothering. It doesn't matter if you've created the greatest software ever developed, if users can't install it without farting about, they will walk away - even from "free" software. Best advice to the software creator/distributor - sort your registration system out. Covering your site with reams of text about registration problems is not the same as actually addressing those problems. (This is general advice that applies to a lot of smaller companies that use sites like Giveaway of the Day to get their products out there).

    Install cancelled because I need to use my laptop and this thing is now in the way. Shame - the app looked interesting enough, even if its value would be somewhat limited beyond idle curiosity.

    Reply   |   Comment by Pete  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
    #24

    I found my registration email in the junk folder.

    Reply   |   Comment by AJAX  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #23

    Strange that so many of you are having problems with this software.
    I have just installed it, it took less than a minute for the activation e-mail to arrive, I copied and pasted the serial number and it started up straight away.......And it does exactly what it claims to do.

    Reply   |   Comment by Derek Lawler  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

    Derek Lawler, You're so lucky.
    I've been waiting for the the activation email for 20 hours and still is.
    I've check the spam and trash can. Nothing is found.

    Reply   |   Comment by abc8808  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #22

    A sidenote question: Bench-marking says that my computer CPU is not performing as good as it should compared to other similar CPUs. Can this product be used to "tweak" my CPU for better performance?

    Reply   |   Comment by Geni Daltes  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
    #21

    Program registered but closes after approx. 3 seconds after start-up
    Reinstalled, I have second registration code - the same problem.
    I have Windows 10 pro. What is the problem please? thx

    Reply   |   Comment by ladhor  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

    ladhor, I have the same problem as yours: the app closed in Win 10 Pro

    Reply   |   Comment by Michael Lee  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

    ladhor, same here

    Reply   |   Comment by Art  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #20

    Caution with installing software you can't fully trust. Look into this company's other created software and you will see they created software BitRaptor is the first real crypto currency trading bot which uses Machine Learning. Mining for BitCoin can be installed in coded software; not that this program has hidden code.

    Just saying: Thanks for the offer of today's software but I will not be downloading because I don't install software that I might question the coding to keep my computer safe.

    Reply   |   Comment by Logic Gyrl  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

    Logic Gyrl, This is completely false information! You can monitor your PC traffic with Wireshark or Fiddler! HARDiNFO does not send or receive anything from the internet!

    Reply   |   Comment by Ultimate Systems  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #19

    Check junk mail for serial, manually put serial in, didn't use e-mail address as username, just my name.
    Worked fine, benchmark was better than I thought it would be, so happy

    Reply   |   Comment by charliecat  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #18

    No problem installing (Win 10 home, 64 bit); registration key had to be retrieved from spam, but program works as specified. Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Mike C  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #17

    If you are looking for a decent system information program there are @ least 3 other free programs that I highly recommend vs. this software. Reading the comments apparently, there are some issue's with this software so here are my personal recommendations:
    1. Speccy - (free) Google search for "Speccy", it's made by the same company that makes the system cleaning utility CCleaner.
    2. HwInfo - (free) Google for "HwInfo" tons of information about your system specs
    3. Aida64 - (Not Free - 30 Day Trial) Google "Aida64" is for more advanced user's that would like much more than the "average" user really needs to know about their system.
    4. Cpu-Z - from CPUID.com, good for getting info about system CPU
    5.TechPowerUp GPU-Z - Google GPU-z, get it from TechpowerUp. Good for getting your GPU information.
    Of the 5 I've personally used all of them, Speccy is my go-to, however, sometimes it doesn't recognize some cpu/hardware/fan speeds. HwInfo is a little bit harder to understand the information given.

    Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)

    If you are looking for Benchmarking software, here are a few choices I've used personally.
    1. Cinebench R20 - CINEBENCH is a tool to compare CPU and graphics performance across various systems and platforms (Windows and OS X). Get it from TechPowerUp, Free.
    2. Heaven's Benchmark - from benchmark.unigine.com/heaven for benchmarking your GPU. Yes, it's old (2009) but still able to stress test/benchmark GPU's.

    Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    Jim, Benchmarking is such a farce, they are done under ideal conditions (nothing running in the background), that is difficult to achieve at home with win 10 (hundreds of drivers and background software) running. You will never approach the benchmarks that are listed at the manufacturer site. You have to run your CPU at 100% capacity for 30 minutes with some iterations disabled (not possible on a personal PC).

    Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

    mike, I was just offering people alternative software for benchmarking as this program supposedly does that as well. Whether or not people choose to use or if their looking for benchmarking software is up to them.

    Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

    mike, Its called a clean boot in win10, shift click restart button will bring up menu for options to boot in safe mode clean boot etc.

    Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #16

    This is an excellent start to what could be an absolutely brilliant programme, especially if their other software was added to it. My only criticisms are 1) you cannot print the report as a pdf or print the list of software 2) it would be useful and logical to have links to where drivers need to be upgrade.

    I do like the clear layout of the menus and the instructions for the installation process are brilliant. In future it would be nice to see a bolt on programme that checks and updates software.

    Reply   |   Comment by Alistair Skipper  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
    #15

    I have NOW tried to re-install - with a different ser# & a fresh download - but like my other friend using Win10 - no JOY - the program starts for 1 -2 sec then flashes off - no error screen no NOTHING - what a complete waste of my time & energy - Giveaway, this is really below standards, I guess I'll lay off this site for a while, for the longest time programs that hold no interest for me in ANY way & then when a program turns up _ it's a waste of time - DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY TEST RUN THESE PROGRAMS BEFORE DUMPING THEM ON UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE WITH BETTER THINGS TO DO?

    Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #14

    I tryed several times to get a serial number , but i never recieved an email for registration.

    Reply   |   Comment by martin  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    martin, look in your spam folder. That's where I found mine.

    Reply   |   Comment by Art  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #13

    Easy install. A little registration key fumbling, but no big deal for a lifetime license. This software has a nice interface and delivers a ton of information about the specs of your PC. That's useful for software requirements, troubleshooting, and not sounding like a moron when someone asks what motherboard you have. Network monitor, benchmarks? This is just a nice little piece of software. Thanks Ultimate Systems and GAOTD!

    Reply   |   Comment by Ava  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
    #12

    I am a computer tech & I've installed THOUSANDS of programs & I DON'T have another email address laying around to RETRY to install this program...I cut & pasted from your site to my computer & just like others - the program starts up for all of about 3 sec & then disappears...is this going to be a colossal waste of my time this morning? Or are you actually going to do something about it - as I said - I DO NOT have another email address laying around - so do I just throw this into the trash can?

    Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

    Thomas Roberts, thousands of users have installed it without any problem, maybe you want to contact our support and tell us more details so we can help you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ultimate Systems  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    Thomas Roberts, you are a computer tech and never used a 10 minutes mail provider?
    If the programme disappears after a few seconds, it means it is not properly registered.

    With me it works nice.

    Reply   |   Comment by just trying to be helpful  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

    Thomas Roberts, Re "I DON'T have another email address laying around".

    Did you know you can use a plus sign to obtain as many mail adresses as you like? If your mail address is a@b.com, you can use a+anytextwithoutaspace@b.com and it will be delivered to a@b.com. It works with Gmail and my mail provider, but not with every provider. It is a very old feature of the mail protocol, when there was only a single mail address per organization available. See

    https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Plus-Addressing-in-Gmail

    Reply   |   Comment by just trying to be helpful  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

    Try "mailinator", a free email address that you can use for an hour or two before the email is erased.

    Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #11

    This is marked 2017-02-02, released 2016-10-13, so presumably, the vendor wants feedback on what to do next, after 4+ years of perhaps lackluster marketing.

    One hit at VirusTotal:
    THESOFTWARESHOP_hardinfo8pro_full-7757282.exe
    Rising - Trojan.Generic@ML.86 (RDML:a6gwUnmm9PdDTXaSz4DeDQ

    Free version includes:
    - 64-bit System Information
    - 64-bit Hardware Benchmarks
    - Online Benchmark Comparsions [sic]
    - Home Use License

    The "Pro" version adds:
    - Export / Import Benchmark Results
    - Export HTML and TXT Reports
    - Notebook Battery Monitor
    - Live Network Monitor
    - 64-bit SSD Benchmark
    - Premium Support
    - Commercial / Business Use License

    The serial number does nto work as copy-and-paste, and if we enter the wrong serial number, it installs anyway, then fails to run, and cannot fix itself as a simple subsequent entering of the serial number or reinstallation of the program, it MUST be TOTALLY UNINSTALLED first, then TRY installing again, trying the serial number again, and see if it works.

    For me, it pops on screen, title page, then what looks like a black screen with items on the left, then completely leaves the screen and memory, vanished, gone, no log file, no self-troubleshooting, no nothing.

    Windows 7 64 Pro on Dell Lattitude D820 2400 MHx Centrino Duo

    Recommendations for improvement:
    - allow paste of serial number, do NOT install if the serial number is wrong, duh.
    - allow adding serial number AFTER successful installation
    - make it work
    - make it self troubleshoot
    - make it create logs
    - portable version

    I'll report back with more if I get it working anywhere.
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

    Peter Blaise, thank you for your feedback.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ultimate Systems  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    Peter Blaise, Re "and cannot fix itself as a simple subsequent entering of the serial number or reinstallation of the program, it MUST be TOTALLY UNINSTALLED first, "

    I edited the serial number in the registry and that worked fine. First, I changed the working serial into a wrong one and got your result. Then I changed it back to the correct on and everything was fine agani. No re-install needed.

    Reply   |   Comment by just trying to be helpful  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    Peter Blaise, the video claims big success in 2001. Then declares "after 16 years we are back!".
    2001+16=2017, if I am not wrong. And, now it's 2021, isn't it? Maybe not even the company looks at its own video anymore...

    Reply   |   Comment by Mario Valerio Dattola  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

    In response to [ just trying to be helpful ],

    at

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ultimate Systems\HARDiNFO 8\8.00] "Serial"=" . . . "

    Yeah, it's there, now, but the program tanks, leaves the screen as soon as it arrives.
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    On one laptop, I did a rollback to last restore point after I uninstalled and rebooted laptop, before trying to install a fresh copy. Unfortunately on 2nd laptop, I had no restore point.

    Reply   |   Comment by Nan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #10

    Easy to get the serial, and easy to install. I am using Windows 10, and the product worked like it says it does, it gives masses of info about the computer.
    (I am however always a bit wary about such progs, especially when they are free, I am showing it all my cards, "does it call home?")

    Reply   |   Comment by Geni Daltes  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

    Geni Daltes, use a firewall like the free Zone Alarm to catch the home caller.

    Reply   |   Comment by just trying to be helpful  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Geni Daltes, No it does not call home :) only if you compare the benchmark results online, but it does not send any personal information, except information about the benchmarked device (CPU, HDD, SSD, etc.) We worry about privacy just like you, that's why we don't even store the registration email addresses unless you check the updates button.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ultimate Systems  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
    #9

    Setup error: this product requieres at least 64 bit operating system. Setup cannot continue.

    Reply   |   Comment by Josef  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
    #8

    So far it is working fine for me. Gives a lot of info on the system hardware - which is all I am worried about, so haven't tested the rest of the features.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ryan James  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
    #7

    It installed okay but I can't see much use for it.

    Reply   |   Comment by Laurie  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

    Some people (especially gamers) need to know the exact model and serial number of their equipment to ensure its all compatible with each other, then download bleeding edge drivers to get the most out of their hardware.
    Others just download generic Microsoft drivers 'as it works'.
    It can also be used in a business environment. If something happens to the XYZ branded boards, you might have to identify which PCs in your organisation have that particular board. Maybe.

    Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
    #6

    On another provider Harddisk Sentinel 5.61. Free.
    License: forever
    No hassle with a key! And certainly not a black menu!

    Reply   |   Comment by Jean Peeters  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

    Jean Peeters, Harddisk Sentinel is not a free program! 30 day trial.

    Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

    Jean Peeters, I'm a Pro user of HDS. . . this is talking apple and oranges. Not even near the same program or functions. If you are trying to make a comparison
    I would have gone with "HWiNFO64"

    Reply   |   Comment by Heidi-Ann  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    Jean Peeters, what about HARDINFO 8.0 FREE? At least it is the same class of program but always free for home use. Still only a 64bit program though.

    https://www.usro.net/downloads/

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

    Eric, I don't believe it and if that would be 30 days it wouldn't be so bad. I also have Hardware Monitor and Diskinfo and they are much simpler. Also FREE.

    Reply   |   Comment by Jean Peeters  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

    Jean Peeters is right !

    Harddisk Sentinel 5.61 is always FREE on SharewareOnSale.com

    Tobiasson, Oslo, Norway

    Reply   |   Comment by Tobiasson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    TK, Free version off website doesn't get you the Pro version that Giveaway gets you, which I wanted for laptop battery review.

    Reply   |   Comment by Nan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

    Nan, If battery status i.e. designed capacity, current full charge capacity, current charge level and calculated wear level is what you are after then the always free CPUID HWMonitor will do that amongst other things.
    But does not claim to be something like SIW which provides even more information even in the free trial edition.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #5

    Program uruchamia się i wywala do pulpitu. Nie działa

    Reply   |   Comment by bzyku  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

    The program starts and crashes to the desktop. Did not work

    Reply   |   Comment by digitaldon  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
    #4

    Quite useless if not portable.
    On a mem stick it could test more than one pc, otherwise you use it once or twice and that's it
    Very nice gui indeed.

    Reply   |   Comment by ipoderma  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    ipoderma, you can use the programme folder as a semi-portable.

    Reply   |   Comment by just trying to be helpful  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #3

    Installed, registration code received. Clicking the desktop icon displays the startup screen and then disappears. The program does not start.

    Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    Eric, This also can happen if you have entered the serial number incorrectly.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ultimate Systems  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    Is it too much effort to show a message, "The entered serial number is wrong - would you like to change it?"
    Programs that just close and are so user-unfriendly don't deserve to be installed.

    Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

    Ultimate Systems,
    I DID enter the serial number correctly. Same problem as Eric. Program opens with startup screen, and after about 5 seconds it disappears.
    Are you saying we ALL have entered the serial number incorrectly ?

    Reply   |   Comment by John H  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

    Ultimate Systems,
    Running Windows 10 Home.
    Ran compatibility trouble shooter....and guess what!!!

    HARDiNFO is incompatible.

    Uninstalled!!!!

    Reply   |   Comment by John H  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

    Ultimate Systems, I reinstalled 3x! I entered exactly the code I received. The program does not start, it just flashes and turns off.

    Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    John H, Please contact us on https://www.usro.net/support and send us the serial number which you have used.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ultimate Systems  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    John H, I am having EXACTLY the same problem & I CUT & PASTED every part of the serial number - WE CAN'T ALL BE WRONG!!!

    Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

    Same problem. Uninstalled!

    Reply   |   Comment by Svend Ostergaard  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Eric,
    Exact same here. Installed on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit; program starts for a few seconds, then stops. I am positive I entered the correct serial number. Useless--am uninstalling it.

    Reply   |   Comment by Alexander Priest  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    I have the same problem and the suggested support page go to a 404 page after filling in the questions and pressed the submit button.
    Nowhere an email address to send support questions.

    Reply   |   Comment by Charl  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Ultimate Systems,
    Too late mate, already removed it from my pc. I know I entered the serial number correctly...all 3 sections of it, and I'm not about to download it again. The problem is YOUR software. Period!

    Reply   |   Comment by John H  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #2

    Installed does not work i`m running windows 8.1 when program loads
    an unspecified error pops up any suggestions please i have uninstalled and reinstalled still does not work.

    Reply   |   Comment by Graham  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Graham , Can you please give us more details about the error?

    Reply   |   Comment by Ultimate Systems  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Ultimate Systems, unspecified error that`s what pops up on screen

    Reply   |   Comment by Graham  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #1

    Weird - doesn't want to send the registration details to my email address as I use (and have used for years!) a hotmail address.

    Reply   |   Comment by kiwiboy  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    kiwiboy, Try to look in the spam folder, probably because of too many registrations in a short period of time some email providers can block the emails.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ultimate Systems  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    kiwiboy,

    I used a disposable with 100% success.

    Reply   |   Comment by Terry I.  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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