Download of the Week: LookInMyPC

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reutnes

In response to your question, you can choose to have the report emailed to an address of your choosing, or you can print it out for yourself.

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PhoneyVirus

Do I personally remember the exact model name of my motherboard? 
Nope!  I won't tell you the manufacturer, but I've definitely had to
pop off the side of the case.

There's many Utilitys that give you infofmation on BIOS Ver, Mobo Names (ASUS P5Q Pro) and so on but never trust one and for that you need more thanks Dave nice also it's Protable.

 

SIW - System Information for Windows 2010: http://www.gtopala.com/

Belarc's Advisor: http://www.belarc.com/index.html

 

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Jox

I ain't got no drug problem what I don't got under control anywise.

-Jox

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douglasnye@hotm...

Douglas Nye

I keep the pocket version on thumb drive in my toolbox when I make "house calls" and it works great to get all this information before you begin work on PC. It tells you everything from Bios versions to running processes, including hardware, and software. It is a one stop shop for complete information! It saves time looking in multiple locations for information.

 

 


 

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TheMurph

Glad to see that you're a fan!  :D

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Hg Dragon

I like some of the things this reports, such as installed services and their status/authority level, plus its hardware ID'ing. If it would pull and report software licenses like Belarc does, I'd have a new full-time tool. Looks like I'll be running these in tandem.

 

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Keith E. Whisman

I really like this as part of a balanced diet.

Thanks for the excellent article as always.

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nekollx

 niiiiice

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Joe D

CPU-ID seems to be more thorough for hardware but this program worked very well. I used it on a clients PC and they were astonished to see a program like this. I accidentally laughed at them for that remark.

 

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logicmaster2003

wow thank you maximumpc for posting this :)

 

I downloaded the portable version and will test it on windowXX later on. But as of now, i tested it on LINUX (mandriva2010x) and it works !!! the output are 2 pages of HTML !!  this is brilliant :)

In the past, i use PCWIZARD / SisSandra  

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poet_will

I will continue to use SIW. No installation needed.

http://www.gtopala.com/

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Cy-Kill

Had you even bothered to visit the site, then you'd know that there is a portable version as well!

Cy-Kill

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techmad

I've seen a few other applications like this, but ill be using this one from now on, very handy!

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wkstar

But does it send your Info to someone ?

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Digital-Storm

I don't need an app like this. I honestly can tell ya, I remember every little piece of software I put on my machine.

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Scootiep

Then this article wasn't at all targeted at you and there was no reason for you to comment on it other than to brag about your super human memory. As for the rest of us who concentrate on more important things, or have multiple systems, it is a very useful tool and should be considered. With 3 desktops, 2 laptops, and a combination NAS/HTPC, I find this very, VERY useful.

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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Digital-Storm

Just as your ignorance wasn't at all targeted at me. There is no reason for you to comment on my comment other than to believe I have super human memory.

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Scootiep

Really? What ignorence? You state that you remember every single  piece of software you put on your PC. I was simply pointing out that because of this, there was no reason for your comment. If the subject doesn't apply to you because you don't need it then all you are doing is bragging about your lack of need because of your superior memory. But I am curious, do you have the exact version numbers of every piece of software on your PC? Furthermore, do you have the exact model and serial numbers of every piece of hardware in your computer memorized? Go ahead and post them if you want but I'd still highly doubt that unless you are Stephen Hawking you actually have all of that information stored in your cerebral databanks.And yes, my entire comment was directed entirely at you. Don't believe so? Then prove me wrong with quotes from what I said and how they can be misinterpreted. Personally I think you should re-read the article and seriously consider whether or not it would be beneficial for you to use this program. I can honestly say that it is very useful and records a very large amount of useful data relating to your computer that could prove very useful to you shoudl you ever encounter problems. Need to check the model number of your RAM for over-volting? It's in there. Want to see if you got one of the AMD tripple cores that unlocks successfully into a free quad core? Just look in the program ranther than popping off your heatsink or digging around for your purchase information. Trust me, it's worth it.

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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FunkySquirrel

Trust me, it's not hard to remember what you have in your computer if you just use common sense and don't load every piece of crap software someone says "Hey, this is cool!" about.  When I reinstall, I grab new drivers.  No need to worry about versions.  I know what parts are in my computer because I built it.  If something breaks, I replace it. 

 I don't know what all of you are loading on your computers that you need the best minds in the country to help you rebuild the damn things, but yeah, I remember every part and every piece of software I put on my computer.  Because again, I built it, and if I don't need it, I don't put it on there.

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Digital-Storm

Here at MaximumPC, we build our own computers. We know what is on it at all times. If you find yourself installing random software all the time, you have other things to worry about than version numbers and parts. Seriously, is it so hard to check the version number on a piece of software you own?

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Scootiep

I like how you didn't even bother to respond to the question about ignorence. At least
when you questioned my use of the phrase "Super human memory" I was
cordial enough to actually support my sarcasm.

But seriously, lets get to the meat of this argument. Is it hard to check
software versions on your own? No. However, when I read the article it
points out quite clearly that the program can be used for far more than
just software versions. Did you even bother to look at the positive
merits of the program before stating "I don't need an app like this."?
Also, please tell me how having all of this information in one central
location where it can be easily accessed much more quickly is
detrimental to anyone? Look, whether you have a great memory or not,
keeping track of multitudes of programs, hardware specs and various
firmware versions for a single machine (let alone multiple machines) can
be very tedious, time consuming and difficult. I'm sorry that my
comment jabbed at you a little with sarcasm, but from the arrogance of
your initial comment, it was more than justified. I still maintain my
position that this is a very useful tool and allows for far greater
usability of someone’s computers.

I also like how nearly
every single response from all of your readers have been overwhelmingly
in favor of this program. That's just icing on the cake.

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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Keith E. Whisman

Every time I try to support your arguments I get hit by the Site Spam Filter that is really bothering me. I don't think the Webmaster here even reads any of the messages I sent him/her.

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Scootiep

I had the same issue. I have an idea of what MIGHT be causing it. Luckly for me, I have access to a few hundred IP addresses and, if necessary, many, many email addresses that could be registered as user accounts on any website. =P

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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Cy-Kill

Be that as it may, you're still being a childish asshole!

Cy-Kill

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