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HWiNFO (Install)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
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  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/22/2018.

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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 5.92

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

C:\> choco upgrade hwinfo.install --version 5.92


  • legal\LICENSE.txt Show
    From: <>
    HWiNFO64 is FREEWARE and free distributable as-is. Any modifications to the packages are forbidden. Always keep up-to date using frequent updates.
  • legal\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    The embedded software have been downloaded from the listed download
    location on <>
    and can be verified by doing the following:
    1. Go to
    	to download the installer.
    2. Get the checksum using one of the following methods:
      - Using powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
      - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
    3. The checksums should match the following:
      checksumType: SHA256
      checksum32: DBE0E5BCDC6EB7620BF77B6364100763E02F112EBBD0AD305B29848CFE9882CC
      checksum64: DBE0E5BCDC6EB7620BF77B6364100763E02F112EBBD0AD305B29848CFE9882CC
    The file 'LICENSE.txt' has been obtained from <>
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName      = 'hwinfo.install'
      fileType         = 'EXE'
      file             = "$toolsDir\hwi.exe"
      file64           = "$file"
      softwareName     = 'HWiNFO*'
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
    Remove-Item -force "$toolsDir\*.exe" -ea 0
    # Kill the process after it starts- there is no way to prevent autostart after install
    Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'HWiNFO64' } | Stop-Process
    Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'HWiNFO32' } | Stop-Process
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'hwinfo.install'
      softwareName  = 'hwinfo*'
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      validExitCodes= @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
          $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
          $packageArgs['file'] = ''
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($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\hwi.exe Show
    md5: 982D189CEBF7B8DBDEE5BD8AAEFBF516 | sha1: CC522C9AC6D3C174B3D4E764AB8167BC81B8B50E | sha256: DBE0E5BCDC6EB7620BF77B6364100763E02F112EBBD0AD305B29848CFE9882CC | sha512: AC6E20A42310CA258F71E9CD1495E5967C55CDBA5CBFADE4AD72DDC386720BC4A503A7B33C5ABD51BACAB394528D1EEA988D7CA9133ED8D25170B7E9148F4B31

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This package has no dependencies.

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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