New: SIW Portable 2010.07.14 (system information for windows) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 22, 2011 - 4:05pm

logoSIW Portable 2010.07.14 has been released. SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. SIW is freeware for personal use. Read on for more details...

SIW is packaged for portable use by the publisher, Topala Software Solutions.


ScreenshotThe system information is divided into few major categories:

  • Software Inventory: Operating System, Installed Software and Hotfixes, Processes, Services, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Installed Codecs, Software Licenses (Product Keys / Serial Numbers / CD Key), Passwords Recovery.
  • Hardware Inventory: Motherboard, CPU, Sensors, BIOS, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers.
  • Network Information: Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network Connections, Open Ports.
  • Network Tools: MAC Address Changer, Neighborhood Scan, Ping, Trace, Statistics
  • Miscellaneous Tools: Eureka! (Reveal lost passwords hidden behind asterisks), Monitor Test, Shutdown / Restart.
  • Real-time monitors: CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic.

Learn more about SIW... Installer / Format

SIW Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


SIW Portable is available for immediate download from the SIW Portable homepage. Get it today!

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I love SIW, and it's Almost portable normally (just one file/folder left behind IIRC) so it's good to see it completely portablized now Smile


I thought I would give this a look just to compare against Piriform's Speccy and clearly this is in another league! Its basically everything I ever wanted to know about my computer neatly laid out.

What absolutely horrifies me is how poorly certain applications are concealing my passwords! Microsoft Live Messenger you should be ashamed of yourself!

I thought the app looked nice, but McAfee doesn't even allow downloading it (unless I explicitly tell it to).

Downloading and installing other portable apps works just fine.

I know some AV can be overzealous, but judging whether this is the case here or not isn't easy.


I plugged my USB stick into my sister's McAfee-protected PC, and McAfee grabbed SIW and trashed it without my having a chance to intervene. I hadn't even tried to run SIW, it just saw the program and took it. They need to be notified that SIW is safe.

(Note, this was a few years ago. I'm a longtime SIW user -- it's been around for years -- so you can rest assured there is nothing wrong with this program.)


Very good, but I already got it installed from the homepage - same build and all. I don't see any reason to exchange the version from the homepage for this one, apart from the easy update using PA.c, but I might change them around once we get to next update.

Excellent program, good to see it here.