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#1 wimb

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:54 AM

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File Submitted: 06 Jun 2019
File Updated: 23 Jul 2019
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System_Info is Portable App for System Management and to collect System Properties
such as Firmware (UEFI Or BIOS) and Partition Style (MBR Or GPT) and Operating System, Architecture and Drives

System_Info is also available at MSFN Forum

Credits and Thanks to:
- Uwe Sieber for making ListUsbDrives - http://www.uwe-sieber.de/english.html
- Nir Sofer for making produkey - https://www.nirsoft....key_viewer.html
- Nir Sofer for making serviwin - https://www.nirsoft....s/serviwin.html
- Franck Delattre for making CPU-Z - https://www.cpuid.co...ares/cpu-z.html
- JFX for making AutoIt Function to determine Windows + Office Key - https://www.autoitsc...and-office-key/
- Terenz for making AutoIt Functions to determine Partition Style and Firmware -https://www.autoitsc...-gpt-disk-type/
- Tripredacus for AutoIt code to determine Hardware UUID - https://msfn.org/boa...comment=1166415

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:55 AM

System Info is Portable App for System Management and to collect System Properties
 
such as Firmware (UEFI Or BIOS) and Partition Style (MBR Or GPT) and Operating System, Architecture and Drives, and Windows + Office Keys
 
The Save System Info button is quite useful and will present the System Properties in a TXT File.

 

System_Info-2019-07-23_073119.png  == System_Info-2019-06-25_081137.png == System_Info-2019-06-25_081304.png == System_Info-2019-07-23_091322.png


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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:03 AM

Updated to Version 1.1



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:05 AM

<p>Hello wimb:</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Just to comment on previous v1.0 the program didn't report the right OS lang, but now on this v1.1 it is working fine.</p>
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<p>Only things I noticed are:</p>
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<p>Volume Size&nbsp; = 53 GB (NTFS) &gt;&gt; REPORTED&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Real Volume Size is 50 GB.</p>
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<p>Also after running the program my USB wireless adapter losses internet connection and I have to disable and reenable it to make it work again.</p>
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<p>Alacran</p>

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:18 AM

Hello wimb:

Just to comment on previous v1.0 the program didn't report the right OS lang, but now on this v1.1 it is working fine.

Only things I noticed are:

Volume Size&nbsp; = 53 GB (NTFS) &gt;&gt; REPORTED&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Real Volume Size is 50 GB.

Also after running the program my USB wireless adapter losses internet connection and I have to disable and reenable it to make it work again.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:19 AM

Hello wimb:

Just to comment on previous v1.0 the program didn't report the right OS lang, but now on this v1.1 it is working fine.

Only things I noticed are:

Volume Size = 53 GB (NTFS) >>>; REPORTED  when  Real Volume Size is 50 GB.

Also after running the program my USB wireless adapter losses internet connection and I have to disable and reenable it to make it work again.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:19 AM

Hello wimb:

Just to comment on previous v1.0 the program didn't report the right OS lang, but now on this v1.1 it is working fine.

Only things I noticed are:

Volume Size = 53 GB (NTFS) >>> REPORTED  when  Real Volume Size is 50 GB.

Also after running the program my USB wireless adapter loses internet connection and I have to disable and reenable it to make it work again.

alacran



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:12 AM

Hello alacran,

 

Thanks for testing and giving feedback.

 

System_Info is using for Drive Info the external program ListUsbDrives.exe

A newer version might solve your issues. :unsure: Download ListUsbDrives from site

 

System_Info is under construction and future versions will contain Windows and Office Product_Keys ....

Also Hardware Info such as Mobo, CPU and RAM Size will be included ....

 

My first wish was to have a program that gives Firmware (UEFI Or BIOS) and Partition Style (MBR Or GPT)

But while working on it, I think it can be handy to have a GUI program that gives the most important System parameters ....



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:56 PM

@ wimb

 

Hello my friend, just to report my tests:

 

After downloading last version and replacing ListUsbDrives.exe:

 

 

      ====================== Storage Volumes ======================

         -------- Storage Volume on Disk 0 in Partition 2 -------
MountPoint        = C:\
Volume Label      = Win7x86
Volume Status     = mounted
Volume Size       = 53.6 GB  /  50 GiB  /  53,687,091,200 Bytes

 

Info is more complete on this version and let us understand better the units used on the report, to avoid confusion. ListUsbDrives V5.2.7.0 (Win32) is 298 KB and ListUsbDrives V1.7.8 (actual version on System_Info v1.1) is 52 KB.

 

Anyway the USB wireless adapter still loses internet connection and I have to disable and reenable it to make it work again.

 

So basically new ListUsbDrives V5.2.7.0 give us more clear info of drive sizes and some additional info, but losing internet connection on USB adapter after running it still persist, let's make clear it is not caused by wimb's program System_Info, it is caused by ListUsbDrives an additional program used to get more info.

 

A little suggestion:

 

Maybe you can use %windir%\system32\msinfo32.exe (also located on C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\MSInfo\msinfo32.exe) to colect required info, this do not cause issues with USB wireless adapter, info can be exported to a text file if required, please see following Drives Report and attached picture.

 

Drives Report as txt file

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From wimb's previous post:

 

 

System_Info is under construction and future versions will contain Windows and Office Product_Keys ....

Also Hardware Info such as Mobo, CPU and RAM Size will be included ....

 

I like your idea, all programs available for collecting this info as Aida64, Hardware Info etc., are getting too heavy and a light alternative is welcome.

 

Also Hardware Info such as Mobo, CPU and RAM Size is available on msinfo32.exe

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:12 AM

Thanks for testing.

Good to know that different values for disk size can be explained by the unit that is used.

 

Coming version will have button for launching msinfo32,exe for MS System Information.

 

Also buttons for lauching Device Manager and Disk Manager will be added ....

 

 



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 05:40 AM

Nice work.

In my none standard setup, my gpt disk is reported as MBR. LBA Sector 0 contains grub4dos code. As stated, this is not a standard setup, however is it possible to check for gpt info in sector 1? Or maybe even check for hybrid disks?

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:06 AM

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Download System_Info - Updated to version 2.0

 

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In my none standard setup, my gpt disk is reported as MBR. LBA Sector 0 contains grub4dos code. As stated, this is not a standard setup, however is it possible to check for gpt info in sector 1? Or maybe even check for hybrid disks?

 

I will have a look and try to identify such non standard gpt disks

 

Since you have such non standard gpt disk available for testing,

it would be nice if you can copy the AutoIt code from makebt\au3 to root and then help to modify and improve the AutoIt code for this purpose.

 

Download AutoIt

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:56 AM

it feel's good, nice Program and good info and handy,
not to much,not to less.. really goot for a technical usb-stick
thank you very much !
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:24 PM

Good, working fine.

 

Only comments are:

 

System_Info-2.0\makebt\listusbdrives folder needs to be depurated, there is listusbdrives.zip and its extracted content, (just a small omission).

 

Drive Info Button calls ListUsbDrives v1.7.8.0, when new v5.2.7.0 is available on previously mentioned folder, (maybe not developed yet).

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:34 PM

Since you have such non standard gpt disk available for testing,
it would be nice if you can copy the AutoIt code from makebt\au3 to root and then help to modify and improve the AutoIt code for this purpose....

@wimb
Please do not let the Developer label fool you - I do not have a clue what I'm doing! Whilst I would love to help as requested I do not have the knowledge or skills required.

I can however prep a VHD file with a hybrid MBR similar to that on my HDD if that is any use?

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 05:31 AM

@Blackcrack

Thanks for testing and for your approval of System_Info program.

 

 

Drive Info Button calls ListUsbDrives v1.7.8.0, when new v5.2.7.0 is available on previously mentioned folder, (maybe not developed yet).

 

 

@alacran

Thanks for testing System_Info program.

 

The newer version of ListUsbDrives is very slow as compared to the older version.

So for reason of performance I decided to keep using the older version.

The zip file with the newer version can indeed be removed.

 

@misty

It can indeed be handy for testing if you can prepare a VHD file with a hybrid MBR similar to that on your HDD.


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 10:56 AM

@wimb

Thanks for testing and for your approval of System_Info program.

you're welcome .

 

by the way, why do you use a extraprogramm anstatt einfach "services.msc" to use ?

is there a extra option who we can need ? Or is it quite the more uncluttered ?
 

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 02:42 PM

Serviwin is more complete and shows all services and also drivers, services.msc do not show all services and drivers running on your PC, as an example see Wofadk (Wofadk.sys installed by WinNTSetup) on serviwin, and it do not appear on services.msc

 

See attached picture.

 

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 11:18 PM

@wimb
VHD with hybrid mbr/gpt uploaded - HybridDisk.zip. The zip file contains a 4 GiB fixed type vhd file.

Disk modified using method described in the Grub4dos and GPT support topic (see posts #10 and #12)

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:19 AM

VHD with hybrid mbr/gpt uploaded - HybridDisk.zip. The zip file contains a 4 GiB fixed type vhd file.

Disk modified using method described in the Grub4dos and GPT support topic (see posts #10 and #12)
 

 

Thanks for Uploading HybridDisk.

 

After mounting the HybridDisk.vhd it got drive letter M:

 

In the program code I changed C for M and then Run System_Info_x86.au3

$PartStyle = _GetDrivePartitionStyle("M")

Hybrid_VHD-2019-06-15_070215.png

 

System_Info identifies the HybridDisk.vhd to have Partition Style = GPT which is correct  :)

 

May be the problem is just the Drive Letter.

 

The program is using hardcoded drive letter C as the System Drive.

 

What was your drive letter for the HybridDisk HDD when using System_Info for testing ?



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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:40 AM

Download System_Info - Updated to version 2.1

 

- Added Task Manager and CPU-Z

- Partition Style (MBR Or GPT) given for System Drive and Program Drive instead of hardcoded C:

 


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 12:56 PM

Since you added CPU-Z, you may also add GPU-Z too: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

 

Downloading and will report back.

 

EDIT: Well, after downloading and decompressing it, I noticed CPU-Z is 6.73 MB, and GPU-Z may add 6.24 MB more, so better don't add it, this tool is getting fat very fast.

 

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 01:30 PM

CPU-Z is quite useful for the Memory Info and that is why I think it is good to add this portable app.

 

Indeed System_Info must not grow too much, but the present functionality is just what is needed.

 

System_Info has everything handy available in one app.



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Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:26 PM

Just to report all is working fine.

 

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:20 PM

System_Info program was copied to HybridDisk.vhd of misty mounted as drive M:

 

The HybridDisk.vhd is identified correct as having GPT Partition Style

 

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