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    BgInfo Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to BgInfo for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Rainmeter, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to BgInfo and nine of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to BgInfo are Desktop Info (Free), GKrellM (Free, Open Source), Moo0 System Monitor (Free Personal) and Venmon (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 18, 2022
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    • Windows
    How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to...
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    1. Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.
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      Most users think Rainmeter is a great alternative to BgInfo.
      bginfo is light weight system information very useful for systems admins. Rainmeter is more for desktop environments.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    2. This little application displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike others, this application looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and continues to update the display in real time.
      Almost everyone thinks Desktop Info is a great alternative to BgInfo.

    3. GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme.
    4. Lets you keep your eye on system resource usages of your PC. It supports 43 kinds of information including CPU, Memory, Network, and detailed HDD usages, so you may discover what's limiting your system performance in each occasion.
    5. Venmon is a compact size system monitoring utility and multi-ping tool for Windows. It can monitor system memory, processor, battery life, uptime, idle time, network traffic, and drives.

    6. AveDesk is a program that will give you the possibility to have icons on your desktop which could update themselves. Each icon of Avedesk is in fact a desklet, a little plug-in that can virtually do anything.
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      BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X, is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Windows created by Sysinternals.


      last post or update 2014

    7. WPInfo displays system information on the Windows wallpaper. It works similarly to BGInfo from SysInternals but it adds a few unique features:


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.1.0 beta1, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    8. It's a little something we made to make Windows customization easier. ScreenStyler has an intuitive UI and combines several apps and resources for fast, awesome results.
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