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hwinfo is described as '/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support' and is a system information utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to hwinfo for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is CPU-Z, which is free. Other great apps like hwinfo are Rainmeter, Open Hardware Monitor, HWiNFO (32/64) and Speccy.

hwinfo alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Benchmark Tools or Partition Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of hwinfo.
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  1. CPU-Z icon

    CPU-Z

    • Windows
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    55 alternatives to CPU-Z 

    CPU-Z is a freeware system profiler (system monitor) application for Microsoft Windows (for all versions from 95 on) that detects the central processing unit, RAM, motherboard chipset, and other hardware features of a modern personal computer, and presents the information in one...

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    1.  PortableCPU-Z can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Rainmeter icon

    Rainmeter

    • Windows
    28 alternatives to Rainmeter 

    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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  3. Open Hardware Monitor icon

    Open Hardware Monitor

    • Windows
    • Mono
    68 alternatives to Open Hardware Monitor 

    The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.

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    1.  PortableOpen Hardware Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightOpen Hardware Monitor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Command line interfaceOpen Hardware Monitor either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Discontinued

    There has not been any code change since December 2020, also the community now wonders if it is abandoned: https://github.com/openhardwaremonitor/openhardwaremonitor/issues/1471 There also seems to be a fork called LibreHardwareMonitor (which is already listed as an alternative) and appears to be the most active fork right now.

    On Windows 7
    On Debian Linux 6.0 using the Mono Framework.
  4. HWiNFO (32/64) icon

    HWiNFO (32/64)

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    85 alternatives to HWiNFO (32/64) 

    HWiNFO are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Both tools are designed to collect and present the maximum amount of information possible about computers hardware which makes them suitable for...

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    1.  PortableHWiNFO (32/64) can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Speccy icon

    Speccy

    66 alternatives to Speccy 

    Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC, available as installer version and as portable version in 24 languages. It does a quick scan of your machine and gives you a complete rundown of every piece of gear that's in your computer.

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    1.  PortableSpeccy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    The latest version is from May 2018 https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/version-history

    Bundleware

    The installer propose you to install additional third party software like Google Chrome

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  6. GPU-Z icon

    GPU-Z

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    32 alternatives to GPU-Z 

    GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor.

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    1.  PortableGPU-Z can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. AIDA64 icon

    AIDA64

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Tizen OS
    78 alternatives to AIDA64 

    AIDA64 is a system information, diagnostics, and auditing application developed by FinalWire Ltd., that runs on Windows, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Tizen operating systems. It displays detailed information on the components of a computer.

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  8. Sidebar Diagnostics icon

    Sidebar Diagnostics

    38 alternatives to Sidebar Diagnostics 

    SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.

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    1.  PortableSidebar Diagnostics can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. SpeedFan icon

    SpeedFan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    46 alternatives to SpeedFan 

    SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too.

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    Discontinued

    The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated. Latest version, 4.52, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  10. Neofetch icon

    Neofetch

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Haiku
    21 alternatives to Neofetch 

    Neofetch is a command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+. Neofetch displays information about your operating system, software and hardware in an aesthetic and visually pleasing way.

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    1.  Command line interfaceNeofetch either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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