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Get Your Hardware Info For Free

by TONI H / November 13, 2004 7:37 PM PST

Everything you ever wanted to know about what hardware you have installed by manufacturer and model number, you can get here for free.

It will not only identify your hardware for you, but it will also identify your software programs and give you product ID's, licensing and registration info, and version numbers of everything.

You can print it out and always have it handy for downloading newest drivers ahead of time prior to a format, and also keep track of your updates for Windows and other programs.

BELARC Hardware ID:

This one is FREE. Run it on line, D/L or copy to a floppy (500K+). Anyone who is wondering what is in their machine should find this useful.
http://www.belarc.com/Download.html

The "Belarc Advisor" is useful, and free for personal use. It "builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware." It runs on Windows 95/98/Me, NT 4, Windows 2000 and XP, and in just a minute or so, creates a local web page (one that resides on your PC--- nothing is sent back to Belarc). The page contains a rundown of all the hardware in and attached to your system, plus information on all the installed software including license and version numbers. Makes a handy reference.


TONI

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Re: Get Your Hardware Info For Free
by skippyd333 / November 14, 2004 6:21 PM PST

Thanks Toni! I have used this before but, had forgotten about it. Skip

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Re: Get Your Hardware Info For Free
by mackman / November 21, 2004 12:35 AM PST

Another excellent one is Everest home edition

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Re: Get Your Hardware Info For Free
by Dick Humfrey / November 21, 2004 1:49 AM PST
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Re: Get Your Hardware Info For Free
by igotnothin / November 23, 2004 12:08 AM PST

Should I be concerned that either of these include spyware or any other security compromises? TIA.

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Re: Get Your Hardware Info For Free
by TONI H / November 23, 2004 5:55 AM PST

I've never tried the one **** recommended, but Belarc is completely safe.

TONI

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Re: Get Your Hardware Info For Free
by radean / November 23, 2004 7:26 AM PST

Toni, Everest replaced Aida, if you are familar with that. Works well, though more info than you might want. Belarc is still best for a fast report.

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Re: Get Your Hardware Info For Free
by Jupp / November 23, 2004 6:47 AM PST
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