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HWiNFO (Install)


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 1/7/2016.

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To install HWiNFO (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install hwinfo.install --version 5.12

To upgrade HWiNFO (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade hwinfo.install --version 5.12


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    Import-Module "$PSScriptRoot\Get-UrlFromFosshub.ps1"
    $packageName = 'HWiNFO.install'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $version = '5.12'
    $version = $version.Replace(".","")
    $url = Get-UrlFromFosshub "$version.exe"
    $url64 = Get-UrlFromFosshub "$version.exe"
    $checksum = '1cd818345b3041664c0e853f82d856faf695fd91'
    $checksumType = 'SHA1'
    $checksum64 = '5b1571a5b1a89a946a57367e0687c998ff5b9a3e'
    $checksumType64 = 'SHA1'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $url $url64 -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType -checksum64 $checksum64 -checksumType64 $checksumType64
    # Kill the process after it starts- there is no way to prevent autostart after install
    Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'HWiNFO64' } | Stop-Process
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'HWiNFO.install'
    $softwareName = 'HWiNFO*'
    $installerType = 'EXE' 
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    $local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    [array]$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                            -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
             | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                    -FileType $installerType `
                                    -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                    -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                    -File "$file"
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
  • tools\Get-UrlFromFosshub.ps1 Show
    # Get the resolved URL form a FossHub download link.
    # Takes a FossHub URL in the “genLink” format and returns the generated expiring download link for the file which can
    # be used for downloading with Ketarin/Chocolatey.
    # Usage: Get-UrlFromFosshub genLink_url
    # Examples:
    # Get-UrlFromFosshub
    Function Get-UrlFromFosshub($genLinkUrl) {
      $fosshubAppName = $genLinkUrl -match 'genLink/(.+?)/'
      # If there’s no match, it means that it’s not a FossHub genLink-URL.
      # Then this function simply returns the input URL.
      if (!$Matches) {
        return $genLinkUrl
      # Get the actual FossHub appname from the matches array
      $fosshubAppName = $Matches[1]
      $referer = "${fosshubAppName}.html"
      $webClient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
      $webClient.Headers.Add("Referer", $referer)
      $generatedLink = $webClient.DownloadString($genLinkUrl)
      return $generatedLink

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Martin Malík


1995-2015 REALiX


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
HWiNFO (Install) 6.08 3291 Wednesday, June 19, 2019 approved
HWiNFO (Install) 6.06 2836 Thursday, May 16, 2019 approved
HWiNFO (Install) 6.04 2969 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 approved
HWiNFO (Install) 6.02 2837 Friday, February 22, 2019 approved
HWiNFO (Install) 6.00 3171 Thursday, December 20, 2018 approved
HWiNFO (Install) 5.92 2007 Thursday, November 22, 2018 approved
HWiNFO (Install) 5.90 2030 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 approved
HWiNFO (Install) 5.88 2063 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 approved
HWiNFO (Install) 5.86 2479 Thursday, July 12, 2018 approved
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