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utility to identify all your PC hardware

by Mindstyle06 / January 4, 2008 2:50 PM PST

I used to use a freeware utility that used to give me a big profile of all hardwares in and connected to my machine. I have forgotten that name. Can anyone suggest such utilities, may be I will recall the familiar name.

Thanks

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exactly
by Mindstyle06 / January 4, 2008 10:02 PM PST
In reply to: Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor was the one I used to use.

Thanks both of you for the suggestions

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I remember that one
by James Denison / June 20, 2015 2:45 PM PDT
In reply to: exactly

It used to provide long list of information, which filled up forum posts, and was giving away everyone's Product Key at the same time. I guess they finally corrected it to quit providing free keys to pirates?

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I guess they corrected it
by itsdigger / June 20, 2015 2:58 PM PDT
In reply to: I remember that one

Here's my Device Mgr. >


Looks good to me
Digger

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Carol gives updates...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 20, 2015 3:07 PM PDT

on it in her security posts.
Dafydd.

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Everest Home Edition
by golfsalot / January 4, 2008 9:44 PM PST
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hard drive detection
by Mindstyle06 / January 4, 2008 10:13 PM PST
In reply to: Everest Home Edition

Both of these suggested programs are fantastic but none gives me USB hard drive make information. I have Maxtor One touch 4 but which hard drive is in there that I can't figure out. (Everest detected internal hard drive)

Any idea how I could do that.

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Might get some clues from PC Wizard 2008..I couldn't
by VAPCMD / January 5, 2008 4:28 AM PST
In reply to: hard drive detection

get it to indicate the exact model # but did identify WDC WD40 and the HDD is a 400GB WDC drive. And for what it's worth...it's not a WDC external HDD...it's an Adaptec enclosure with a regular WDC400GB HDD.

Give it a try ...can't hurt anything.

VAPCMD

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Be careful, that website is infected ...
by CaptainWest / June 20, 2015 11:46 AM PDT

I just tried and got a virus from that website.

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Which link/website?
by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 20, 2015 11:57 AM PDT

Dafydd.

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Try disk management if using XP
by golfsalot / January 5, 2008 9:17 AM PST
In reply to: hard drive detection

If you have XP as the OS, use disk management. My computer>right click on the USB drive>hardware>Properties. You should get a model # which you can research via Google.

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usb ID detection software?
by robsablah / January 11, 2008 12:17 PM PST
In reply to: hard drive detection

No chance. besides your one touch four is too new. i got one me self, love that light at the front. put it off your mind, stumble across it again in 6 months. then you will have the perfect answer. it always works.

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Everest Ultimate (not free): Benchmarks USB Flash Drives
by denkile / January 11, 2008 6:04 PM PST
In reply to: Everest Home Edition

Everest Ultimate v3.5 reads and benchmarks
my USB flash drives; should do a HDD.

But it is not free.
New edition v4.2 is now $35.
Watch for the sale before the next edition.
It is great for managing drivers
with links to the driver.

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Free PC Utilitys
by rdw551 / January 9, 2008 10:27 AM PST

I use PC Wizard 2008 Its free and a nice utility.

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Very good software
by Dango517 / January 11, 2008 12:27 PM PST
In reply to: Free PC Utilitys

PC Wizard 2008 is very good. Not only does it identify your hardware but it does some other important tasks as well. Like giving you important bench mark information about your computer. Gives you an indication of your CPUs temperature. It also has a feature that allows you to compare your computer to other computers within its class of computers. All of this information can assist you in identifying your computer's weaknesses. Invaluable information for those wishing to upgrade there computers.

I am not affiliated with this company. This is not an ad. I simply use this software and recommend it.

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Utilitys to identify PC hardware
by donwald / January 11, 2008 9:16 AM PST

Belarc Advisor
Cpuz-v
FreshDiagnose
System Information for Windows

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I use what comes in Linux
by James Denison / June 20, 2015 1:55 PM PDT

open terminal and put in following commands inxi, lsusb, lspci. Simple and done quickly, and free. Anyone can boot to a LIVE DVD and do the same.


inxi -v7


~ $ inxi -v7
System: Host: mint16 Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
Machine: Mobo: Gigabyte model: GA-MA78GPM-UD2H version: x.x Bios: Award version: F7 date: 10/08/2009
CPU: Single core AMD Sempron 140 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 5424.76 clocked at 2712.384 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS780 [Radeon HD 3200] bus-ID: 01:05.0
X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@75.1hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS780 HDMI Audio [Radeon (HD) 3000 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:05.1
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-24-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: de00 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: (***********)
WAN IP: (********************) eth0 ip: (*********************)
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1280.3GB (7.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3120814A size: 120.0GB serial: 4LS4Q736
2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD1600AAJB size: 160.0GB serial: WD-WCAS2A263273
3: id: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB serial: WD-WCC3F4492587
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: N/A rev: N/A dev-links: cdrom
Features: speed: 125x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: N/A
Partition: ID: / size: 43G used: 37G (92%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
label: MINT-16 uuid: 14f23016-8f05-4bdc-be9f-a2110bfea1da
ID: /boot size: 185M used: 77M (44%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda2
label: BOOT uuid: 685277b7-4221-4288-91c3-4b2dc1c91d3e
ID: /home/mint16/Private size: 43G used: 37G (92%) fs: ecryptfs dev: /dev//home/mint16/.Private
label: N/A uuid: N/A
ID: /media/mint16/NTFS-W10 size: 51G used: 51G (100%) fs: fuseblk dev: /dev/sdc7
label: NTFS-W10 uuid: 2C9FB13F33A21ED2
ID: swap-1 size: 5.00GB used: 0.06GB (1%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
label: N/A uuid: 8947bf3d-1005-4664-8749-2500529924c9
RAID: System: supported: N/A
No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Unused Devices: none
Unmounted: ID: /dev/sda1 size: 40.00G label: FAT32-1 uuid: CB87-D86F
ID: /dev/sda3 size: 10.00G label: Kubuntu uuid: d37aed55-75aa-4da2-8aae-3ce95aeab43a
ID: /dev/sda5 size: 18.72G label: HOME uuid: dbe6ff6b-31b6-4788-a1f8-d4a8e6282bdb
ID: /dev/sdb1 size: 79.65G label: Win2K-1 uuid: 4674C97D74C9706B
ID: /dev/sdb5 size: 80.39G label: WIN2K-2 uuid: 0E62-1E0D
ID: /dev/sdc1 size: 0.25G label: BOOT-2 uuid: f191a90d-fb50-47bc-bc26-5e5c753fd8cf
ID: /dev/sdc2 size: 200.00G label: MINT-2 uuid: f606fa9a-e207-4666-a63c-4421dc499b3e
ID: /dev/sdc3 size: 4.50G label: N/A uuid: dca1e91c-55fe-4fd2-a875-c440dd253f68
ID: /dev/sdc5 size: 52.43G label: Kubuntu-2 uuid: d6a474eb-520a-4335-830c-8dff208c9d22
ID: /dev/sdc6 size: 53.50G label: HOME-2 uuid: 6863b2e6-b1e8-493d-a519-cabb69d11d1c
ID: /dev/sdc8 size: 214.96G label: MINT-17 uuid: 65942d65-cc89-408a-874b-c4e1f7d15820
ID: /dev/sr0 size: 1.07G label: N/A uuid: N/A
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 71.5C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 165 Uptime: 7 days Memory: 1162.5/3907.2MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 alt: 4.7
Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
=============================================
lsusb

~ $ lsusb
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6364 Alcor Micro Corp. AU6477 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 010: ID 058f:9410 Alcor Micro Corp. Keyboard
Bus 004 Device 009: ID 046d:c069 Logitech, Inc. M500 Laser Mouse
Bus 004 Device 008: ID 04d9:1503 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. Shortboard Lefty
Bus 004 Device 007: ID 8054:0001
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
=============================================

lspci

~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 5)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS780 [Radeon HD 3200]
01:05.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS780 HDMI Audio [Radeon (HD) 3000 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
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Free utility to tell you your hard ware profile
by tattoojrs / January 11, 2008 11:27 AM PST

I use a Free program called AIDA32 I download it from Major Geeks just run it and click on system and it will show you your whole system and if your drivers need updating it automatically gives you a link to their web sight

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Windows supplies a utility for that
by itsdigger / June 20, 2015 2:10 PM PDT

Go into the Control Panel and select Device Manager , it shows everything, including USB devices.

Why complicate things ?
Digger

Edited by mod to save poor digger.

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I feel for the poor widows.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 20, 2015 2:24 PM PDT

Dafydd. Devil

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Heck Dafydd !
by itsdigger / June 20, 2015 2:35 PM PDT

Don't feel sorry for poor Windows
Feel sorry for the poor folks that won't try to use the provided tools. Wink
Digger

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You do know you wrote "widows" in the title.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 20, 2015 2:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Heck Dafydd !

Gave me a grin anyways. Grin
Dafydd.

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OOPS
by itsdigger / June 20, 2015 2:41 PM PDT
Devil
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