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Giveaway of the day — SIW - System Information for Windows

System Information for Windows (SIW): everything you want to know about your computer!
$69.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 370 (63%) 218 (37%) 96 comments

SIW - System Information for Windows was available as a giveaway on March 26, 2010!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$24.90
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Fort will encrypt individual files and directories.

SIW is a System Information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings. A utility that includes detailed specs for Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, Devices, Memory, Video, Drives, Ports, Printers.

It displays information about Operating System, Installed Programs, Processes, Services, Product Key (CD key), Serial Numbers, Users, Open Files, System uptime, Users, Network, Network Shares, and more, as well as real-time monitors for CPU, Memory, Page File usage and network traffic. SIW also displays currently active network connections, Passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs, etc.

System Requirements:

Client Platform: Windows 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000/ NT4/ Me/ 98/ Media Center/ Tablet PC/ WinRE/ Bart PE/ Winternals ERD Commander; Server Platform: Windows Server 2008 (R2)/ Windows Server 2003 (R2)/ Windows Server 2000/ NT4

Publisher:

Topala Software Solutions

Homepage:

http://www.gtopala.com/

File Size:

3.04 MB

Price:

$69.00

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I find CPUID PC Wizard to be generally more useful for my purposes. It's better at identifying hardware and device capabilities. For example, regarding my comment #21, PCW correctly identifies the mainboard, and shows DX11 capability in most places. It says that my video card itself supports DX10, which is correct, since DX11 was implemented in the drivers. All such tools have different features and return different results. PCW incorrectly reports virtual memory on my PC. SIW is better at listing power management settings.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#21 it clearly states:

Property Value
Manufacturer Quanta
Model 30DA
Version 85.26
Serial Number None2

North Bridge NVIDIA nForce 520 Revision A3
South Bridge NVIDIA ID0442 Revision A3

CPU AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-68
Cpu Socket Socket S1 (638)

System Slots 2 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 2048 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

In the above it clearly states that the information may not be accurate, but depending on how you read it the Memory summary could be considered correct. If it means maximum capacity PER SLOT then it is correct. If we read it as maximum capacity of combined slots then it is not correct. I cannot comment on the true manufacturer of the motherboard as the design may infact be Quanta design even if the laptop is an HP Pavilion Entertainment PC. DMI information cannot be guaranteed simply because there is no ISO standard every entry has to adhear to so each manufacturers implimentation has to be taken with some educated guess work. I do concour on the Video Hardware assumption that it reports DirectX9 based upon the existance of one single driver file that doesn't give any directX specific version info by itself... which is sloppy since one can interogate the DirectX subsytem through API calls to determine the hardware supported, even just what DDI version is provided by the display driver (10 in the above systems case) will provide a more accurate estimation of hardware DirectX support level.

The DDI version numver can normally be found if you run dxdiag from the run prompt and look in the Display TAB and it usually listed under the Drivers list of data.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#9. You must be talking about Registry Booster. It's just a demo. You'll need to pay a yearly subscription to use the program. I used to use it before it became a yearly subscription. It's a good program; I didn't like the yearly subscription though.

Reply   |   Comment by jmv  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

when i closed the program, both my spyware programs told me that something was trying to change my internet explorer homepage..

what's up with that?

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nice program. Installed nicely on Win 7 Pro. Report has two issues for my machine: it lists the OS as Win 7 Business and that I have only 3 GB RAM instead of 4. It recognizes that all 4 memory slots are filled with 1 GB sticks. Anyone else experience this?

Reply   |   Comment by Cdn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I mostly use Everest Ultimate for this purpose and I don't need another program which does the same thing.
This is a good program, but I have no use for it, so no download for me today.
But thanks anyway GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by DDS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

I don't see anything normally worth $70 bucks. There are all kinds of free info utilities. If it reveals all passwords, that's kind of unethical, isn't it? I can see how it would be useful for Admins. It showed my most secure Win/IE passwords, which is kind of scary. Of course, unless you can log in and install this, you're not going to get any passwords. The rest looks about like Everest.

Reply   |   Comment by SloppyGoat  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

The Regbooster scan seems to be on the GAOTD website! What Gives?

Reply   |   Comment by Ed  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

So I've been trying to research OpenCandy more before I install this on any more computers, and I'm not seeing signs it's actually leaving anything behind, on the computer that I specifically saw the request/offer to install additional software-- no DLLs and nothing in the registry.

Is anyone seeing it leaving any signs of itself behind?

Reply   |   Comment by Buzzy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Win XP Pro SP3

Installed easily enough, but each time I opened the program it froze my computer. Was unable to CTRL+ALT+DEL to close down and had to press reset. after four times I gave up and deleted it. A shame as it looked promising.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great program GOATD! Great help from all the comment,especially Ashraf. I have learned to alwways read each screen during the downlaod process instead of just clicking to intsall. Absolutely skip the Uniblue!!!What a nightmare and a pain to remove (installed it once to check it out- what a mistake). SIW has so much to offer.
I never knew exactly how much stuff was on my laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by STF4all  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Holy cow! The Swiss Army knife of system info software! One thing I like is it shows the temps of my dual ATI video cards, whereas the catalyst software only shows one GPU. Appears more comprehensive than Sandra, though could be overkill for the average user. To the person who said it reported Directx9 even though they have 11, I get the same info and suspect it's reporting the earliest version one has. Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by shegeek72  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I've been using the freeware version of this program for years, it was recommended on a techy board I belong to, along with malware bytes.. It's simple to use and gives me just the information I'm looking for without being bundled with fifteen badjillion other things. Easy to use, easy on resources and accurate. This one is a keeper, glad I could get the paid version to try out. I want to see what the main differences are between the paid and free versions. Two thumbs up on this one GAOD.

Reply   |   Comment by Benoneya  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed easily, and without any problem. Tinkered with it and learned a lot about my computer. I like this software.

Reply   |   Comment by SeniorCitizen  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This program got so many positives, I had to try it on.

I just started playing with it, and I seem to be having a problem.
Working from the top down, just to see what kind of computer I have, i stopped at "security.
The result was:
- Windows firewall, turned off. (Thats OK, I do not use Windows firewall)
- Panda Internet Security, firewall, no status. But it tells me I am running Panda IS 2008, but I am actually running Panda IS 2010. And it IS active!
- Panda antivirus (2008) is listed as inactive, but I AM running the 2010 version, and it is indeed active
- Panda antivirus (2008) is listed as inactive in anti-spyware, but again, I run 2010, and it should be listed as active.
- Spybot is listed as inactive, which is correct
- Lavasoft Ad Watch is listed as inactive, which is wrong, it IS active.

I will not uninstall this app right now, but I feel a little bit insecure, I would classify the listings above as FAULTY, and do not know how much I can trust the rest of the application. The whole idea is for the program to tell ME what I have on my computer, not the other way around.

Reply   |   Comment by spredo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Oh well, too late for me. I have to go. Won't be able to try again. Too bad because this was first software in awhile I wanted to try.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

I am a little concerned about this,
it is a quote from a WOT user "OpenCandy is adware in software installers that sticks files and registry entries on your pc to act as permanent tracking cookies, even of you opt out and don't install the "recommended extra software".

There is a huge thread about it on donationcoder.com. http://www.donationcoder.com/Forums/bb/index.php?topic=18297.0



The OpenCandy company was founded by the same guys that gave us the wonderful adware/spyware that once came bundled with DivX.

Personally, I would never consider adding something like this to my own software and I won't use any software containing it and I will give any developer that chooses to add it to their software a piece of my mind.

There are better, less intrusive ways to recommend software to users, that doesn't require adding anything to your installers or involving some profit driven, data mining, privacy invading, middle-man company run by people with a very bad
track record."

Can someone disprove or verify this info?
It is kinda woryying

Reply   |   Comment by Toris  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Installed easily and provided more info than other free programs I've used in the past. Give credit where it's due . Thank GOATD and SIW

Reply   |   Comment by greg  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

What is the Uniblue thing everyone is mentioning? I've installed this on 2 computers, one didn't recommend any sort of additional software (XP SP3), but the other computer (Win 7 64-bit) asked if I wanted to install the Bing! toolbar, which I declined. Is that where Uniblue is being recommended?

Reply   |   Comment by Buzzy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

one last request for help. I would like to install this program but a box keeps popping up saying:

“The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”

#52 solution didn't work for me

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I tried Flitskikker instead, and it does everything that I needed for free; there is no premium version. It may be a good alternative to the giveaway offered today.

Download link: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Flitskikker-InfoTool-Download-117762.html

Reply   |   Comment by Elf4God  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Does this thing do anything Belarc Advisor doesn't?

Reply   |   Comment by ChronicChaos  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Good and I like, MAC Address changer the best thanks

Reply   |   Comment by hotdoge3  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed on my win XP system without issue except: constantly contacting a remote IP during install, why was this?

Interesting stuff found when using:

I have firefox remember a lot of passwords and this found and showed none of them - good.

I have chrome installed and this program found and showed every password I had saved in chrome BAD BAD BAD on you google.

Conclusion - any other spyware program installed on my machine could read and steal these from chrome. This probably won't happen but it COULD if things went bad. Glad I discovered this.

Example - godaddy login/password is in plain view, I have over 100 domains with godaddy and some of them are pretty valuable. Due to chrome not being secure these domains could be stolen if my computer became infected with spyware - BAD!

These passwords will all be deleted in chrome and this program will be ran again to see if these can still be read.

This alone was worth the install as I have found what I consider a major potential issue and hopefully will be able to resolve it and sleep better.

I will install this on 3 more of my computers now to check them.

Bob

Reply   |   Comment by mrrbob  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

#9 the SIW.EXE provided IS pre-registered it is not a trial, there is no such thing as a SIW trial. The trial you are experiencing is the recomended registry cleanup tool that is offered during the installation that you must have agreed to.

#28 once you have installed the program you can copy the SIW.EXE to a USB device and use it completely portably the programs registration data is hard coded into the SIW.EXE file so can use it as if it was Technician Licensed.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Very nice giveaway.

Installed and ran fine on 64-bit Windows 7; did not have Avast! problem noted by a couple of posters.


Check the ABOUT box in the program. There’a a humorous evolutionist cartoon about the “Rise and Fall of Man”.


It's a riff on a well-known Gary Larson cartoon.

Reply   |   Comment by FeAudrey  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Installs but asks for registration key when I press Activate. No key in read me file. Any advice welcome.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin K  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I like SiSoft Sandra Lite, been using it for years without incident.

Reply   |   Comment by Jess  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I found the answer to my own problem. To make it standalone, go to siw_init.xml in the installed folder and using notepad,edit the "no" to "yes" You can delete the start menu folder.

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD Installer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

About "Uniblue" that comes with SIW, if you don't want it, just unmark the specific box during installation process and it wouldn't install.
It is as simple as that.
I've been using AIDA since long, but since today I've switched to SIW since it offers a lot more of specific tuning as well as much more detailed information.
Against the complaining of some folks here, I don't get any false information as #21 claim. I could match the output information against the one I get from AIDA and it fits. As well, as far as I definitely know some data it as well match with the data information output of SIW. So I can't see any problems at all. And: the software indeed seem clean to me (no different notification from my other security items at all). So, once more, I personally could and would recommend SIW without hesitation.

Reply   |   Comment by Pierre Mensah  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Another freeware alternative:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Flitskikker-InfoTool.shtml

With "Upgrade Advisor" and some other features this program hasn't.

Reply   |   Comment by Martijn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Folks,

Yes, one of 5 or so excellent sysinfo programs .. but:

I WILL NOT TOUCH A COMPANY THAT ALLOWS UNIBLUE TO LEECH THEIR SCAMWARE OFF THEIR GOOD NAME ..

So 50 people manage to bypass the Uniblue Scamware, while 5 get hurt with scareware messages and weird billings and this and not .. NOT WORTH IT !

Integrity companies do not partner with Shamware, scamware and scareware companies.

Topala sold out for a few bucks. My business goes elsewhere.

Shalom,
Steven

Shalom,
Steven

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

just to warn eveyone about this free off SIW is great
but when it says install uniblue reg
please don't do it
like some of the other comments on here they are right
happily before i said change to uniblue i checked what it was going to uninstall and it would have wiped out my computer even though all my trusted system cleaners didnt not want to uninstall these items

VERDICT ON INSTALL UNIBLUE BUT INSTALL SIW
as it is a great programme
two thumbs up for SIW OK but a five thumbs down UNIBLUE

Reply   |   Comment by quasimodos-twin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

This is a keeper. It is also portable. Just copy the folder SIW to a memory stick.

Reply   |   Comment by CanuckEh  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thank you guys. I love this program and used it when selling my last computer. Giveaway of the day ROCKS!!

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@ #20: I see that changing your posting name from 'Boingo' to 'Pierre Mensah' hasn't brought any improvement.

Re this GOTD: it's from a developer of longstanding repute and the freeware version is as good as any of the other analysers out there. . .

. . .With the caveat that none are definitive: I've run Belarc, Everest, SiSoft and SIW Free and not one of 'em can agree on just how many software licenses this computer actually holds. Sandra can't even get the correct OS version on this machine (seems unaware of the correct SP number) whilst Belarc's record of security fixes is way, way more accurate than Everest's.

Ignore any scare stories about Kaspersky's false positives: today's GOTD is well worth DLing -- from a quick appraisal of its features, it seems to me the developer has actually under-sold, rather than over-stated, the difference between the free and commercial versions.

Many thanks, GOTD: honest software, from an honest developer.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

This is SIW pro, isn't it? I loved SIW, because it's just so comprehensive. I'm definitely downloading this one.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, Game Hacker  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

This software has some Humors in it.
Network > Remote Computer > Kill It! displays the message 'You just had to try this, didn't you?'

Reply   |   Comment by Blastsound  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

A very handy little program, keep it up, good job and all that stuff

Reply   |   Comment by rhoda11606  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

When I saw this version of SIW on GOTD, I installed it. It does give lots of information but I wonder about its accuracy. It misses a whole lot. For instance it shows only 9 software licenses on my system out of the, uh, well, suffice it to say many, many more than 9 licenses I've purchased. Also, the list of programs and file extensions is sadly incomplete. So, I can only say: Ho-hum.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I was unable to install.

When I ran setup it said.

"The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process"

Any help with this issue would be appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@#47

TY mate, so it's even newer than build 310 on homepage, lol

Reply   |   Comment by GP  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed with no problems - Vista 32 bit. Saved a report as a CSV file but when trying to save as HTML, programs always stops responding when the operation is about 50% complete.

Reply   |   Comment by DeltaV  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

@#11

I had the same problem: WinRAR: Diagnostic messages---“Unexpected end of archive”. I also tried 3 downloads and problem remained.

The problem was a corrupted download. So I deleted the downloaded zip and then ran 2 cleaners to get rid of ALL temp files (both Internet temp files and system temp files). Then I redownloaded and it installed with no problem.

Good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by Janet  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

When I first tried to install on Win 7 H.E. 64-bit, I got a message box "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process." Tried several times - same result - no install.

Next I disabled AVAST! Antivirus for 10 minutes and SIW installed fine!

Good software!

Sparky

Reply   |   Comment by The Artful Dodger  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Thought EVEREST has better interface, this GOTD software is very good! Thanks to Developer and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Blastsound  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

What's the deal w/ "Uniblue registry Booster2010", SIW suggests we install?
Is it safe? or worth it?

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD FAN  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

This is a wonderful utility. I wasn't sure what operating system I was running and after loading this, I was able to see that I am running Windows 3.1. Thanks to this software, I'm realizing that there's a newer version of Windows available to me? I guess this explains why I haven't been able to successfully load StarCraft II.

Thanks GAOTD & System Information for Windows!

Hopefully, I have helped many make an informed decision to download,
Thank you,
Boingo

Reply   |   Comment by Boingo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

Great program, looks and works great, thank you!
Installed fine on XP_PRO_SP3.
Probably the most complete information program around as far as I have seen and used.
Does anyone knows any that give more total system information?

Eldad

Reply   |   Comment by Eldad  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@22, after installing and running, the first screen shows this:

System Information for Windows 2010 (build 0311) Business Version
Copyright 2004-2010 Gabriel Topala
This product is licensed to: Giveawayoftheday

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Kisonu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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