SIV v5.59

Ennovy on 14 Jul 2021
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2021
  • 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).

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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: HWiNFO, SystemSpec
What's new? See:

22 comments on SIV  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

smaragdus 2015-09-14 20:04

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


webfork 2014-01-05 21:20

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


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.


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


rogerthedodger 2013-07-17 04:02

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


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.


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.


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.


rogerthedodger 2011-07-15 03:07

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


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.


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