It also gives you your product keys for anyone that has lost them. I use it anytime I install or uninstall anything . It's real fast.
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.
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.
This is a great little program that you can download and keep handy on a floppy or just run the program from the website, and print it out...so you will always know what hardware you have in your system. Great for getting to the mfr sites to get newest drivers prior to a format (or even after one).