SIV v5.32 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2018
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Kimero

SIV (System Information Viewer) displays lots of core operating system, network and hardware-related information including CPU, PCI, PCMCIA, USB, sensors etc. The program varies from other system monitors in its "dashboard"-style view: a thin bar of key system information that can be expanded upon.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Writes some non user-configurable values to the registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SIV32X.exe or SIV64X.exe for a 64-bit OS

Optionally, to enable stealth mode, launch SIV32X.exe -NOSIVREG or SIV64X.exe -NOSIVREG for 64-bit
Similar/alternative apps: HWiNFO32, SystemSpec
What's new? See:

22 comments on SIV  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Loner 2007-12-15 07:50

From the looks of this, it looks very BUSY and in bad need of some structure. It looks like whoever put this together threw all the info on one page without regard to some semblance of order. Needs improving to be GUI

xrat 2007-12-15 14:38

@Loner: SIV offers a -SAVE command line option to save all findings or selected ones into a file. That's how I use it.

CAA 2007-12-15 20:15

SIW performs better

Thomas 2007-12-18 12:15

For a piece of software whose only task is *displaying* information, it is unbelievably ugly. SIW seems to be better in every respect. Sure, it doesn't display as much information at the same time, but that probably is what makes it easier to use.

sur 2008-02-26 02:56

I have the Taskbar on top creen not bottom screen like defalt Window XP screen. The window bar of SIV application will hide under Window XP Taskbar. I must unlock the Window XP Taskbar to move SIV window. Why the position of SIV window not open by center screen?

EdNetman 2008-03-19 08:27

This app is CRAP! I launched it and my system froze. After 10 minutes, I had to use the power button to reboot. I'll stick with SIW ( System Information for Windows). It's a stand alone .exe, runs fine from my usb drive, and has a lot of cool extra tools.

jonny 2008-06-23 09:00

This is one ugly piece of software.. Stick with SIW.

tes 2008-07-18 11:06

Brutally ugly.

MJW 2008-08-19 22:52

Ugly? Yes. But very useful and displays a lot of info for free.
It's ugliness is only of a secondary or perhaphs tertiary importance.

MJW 2008-08-19 23:18

Addition: SIV, unfortunately, installs a driver in \Windows\System32\Drivers and makes appropriate changes in the registry. The system is not restored after SIV termination, which defeats the idea of portability.

Ottmar Hinterbuckelkapflinger 2011-04-14 15:59

You don't have permission to access /downloads/ on this server.


jaden 2011-04-14 16:43

I got the same error but was able to download the file by simply reloading the page. I think it may be returning the error because of the HTTP referrer ( in this case).


Checker 2011-04-14 18:06

Thanks for this info.
I changed the download link. Now it links to the main page, where you can choose your download.


rogerthedodger 2011-07-15 03:07

Yuk......... SIW kills it


AdrianK_IT 2012-05-07 18:42

Best avoided in my experience. Any attempt to run SIV32X.exe results in a BSOD on my Win7HP 32-bit desktop.


red-ray 2013-04-20 08:56

If running SIV causes a BSOD then send the dump file which is in C:\Windows\Minidump\ to the author so he can try and fix it.
The screenshot should be updated. It's over 5 years old and the current release looks rather different.


MnX 2013-05-15 13:13

I just ran it on XP and Win 8. No BSODs or any problems what so ever. Very good app. Provides extremely detailed information, more than I've seen on most other system info apps.


rogerthedodger 2013-07-17 04:02

If this writes a "bunch" of stuff to the registry it can hardly be called portable?


red-ray 2013-11-08 07:02

If you use SIV -NOSIVREG or run SIV from a CD/DVD/USB Drive it will not write to the registry. Look at the [About] page which says:
-NOSIVREG Do not leave information in the registry (Default is -SIVREG)
Search for -NOSIVREG


Wolfghost 2013-11-08 08:55

From v4.38
Added support for [SIVDEF.ini] which can be used to provide defaults for configuration parameters that are not already present in the registry. By default SIV will save these defaults to the registry unless -NOSIVREG is selected. Note that when SIV is run from a DVD/CD or Removable Drive (USB Flash Drive) -NOSIVREG is the default.


webfork 2014-01-05 21:20

Thanks Wolfghost and red-ray: added the nosivreg bit to the entry.


smaragdus 2015-09-14 20:04

The latest and older versions of SIV can be downloaded directly from its History page-


Post your comment