HWiNFO v5.86 Updated

billon on 12 Jul 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new? See:

13 comments on HWiNFO  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Ateka 2010-03-31 10:42

HWiNFO32 is NOT portable. It installs HWiNFO32 Kernel Driver on your system and creates the following registry keys:

m 2010-04-28 06:12

And why should that mean it's not portable ??
The driver is uninstalled after HWiNFO32 is closed.
Morover, you can tell HWiNFO32 not to remember settings in the Settings menu.

m2 2010-07-27 13:54

It has been approved by PortableApps and LiberKey, so indeed it IS portable.

tom 2010-09-14 08:17

@m : portable for me means that i can use it on a PC without admin rights and because of the regkey I cant use it on my PC

m2 2010-09-14 11:00

@tom: That's not a definition of portable software, rather a requirement for admin rights. Without admin rights it's not possible to access hardware so impossible to make such a tool.

pinking 2010-11-04 22:45

btw: comments are NOT for discussion

a 2011-04-18 16:30

I believe SIV doesn't require admin rights. Judging from the screenshot - it looks like it reports the same amount of information.


SYSTEM 2011-06-21 13:33

"Dependencies: Administrator rights"

The policy of this site is to list even kind-of-portable software and give enough information to let YOU decide if each application is portable.


abc 2012-07-29 21:52

The plethora of information to display including Fan speeds, CPU, HDD, and MOBO temps in the notification tray makes this thing perfect for me. I let Process Explorer handle the memory/cpu/network/etc usage and let this thing display cpu/mobo/etc temps and I get a wealth of information in one area. It doesn't use too much resources either. Highly recommended.

@Ateka: The most important part -- The driver is installed when you run and it is removed after you close it. The HKCU key is settings and not important. It's not stealth, it requires admin rights but it IS portable.


smaragdus 2015-02-03 23:17

The latest version of HWiNFO32/HWiNFO64 is 4.50.


Checker 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


DarkShadow 2016-02-09 12:39

v5.20 (2016-02-09) released !


MIKLO 2018-03-10 10:27

Very nice, this software will give all the info you could ever want, at least 4me :)Thanks to the maker for all the hard work to bring us this FREE software to use.


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