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HWiNFO (Portable)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • 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.
Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/31/2019.

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

C:\> choco install hwinfo.portable

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

C:\> choco upgrade hwinfo.portable


  • 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: 3026D06BCF2E199DBD49D07B1371FFA50369E4ACB9D353B52B5D9C00660AB4D0
      checksum64: 3026D06BCF2E199DBD49D07B1371FFA50369E4ACB9D353B52B5D9C00660AB4D0
    The file 'LICENSE.txt' has been obtained from <>
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName      = 'hwinfo.portable'
      file             = "$toolsDir\"
      file64           = "$file"
      Destination      = $toolsDir
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs
    Remove-Item -force "$toolsDir\*.zip" -ea 0
  • tools\ Show
    md5: 9BC38FA2BB1CD1973D468166662A6511 | sha1: AD947D87CF85626401978ACA3C11C50B0E8CAC82 | sha256: 3026D06BCF2E199DBD49D07B1371FFA50369E4ACB9D353B52B5D9C00660AB4D0 | sha512: 20F0A368DA85BDE768051ADD08248AE54D50FE6572567A6EEB2EBB27ACB0882B53D2F1D5E01208CF3B4150B43AF0AF02C58553D41930F0BCD5576DF6AEFCB961

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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 (Portable) 6.08 183 Wednesday, June 19, 2019 approved
HWiNFO (Portable) 6.06 167 Thursday, May 16, 2019 approved
HWiNFO (Portable) 6.04 239 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 approved
HWiNFO (Portable) 6.02 325 Friday, February 22, 2019 approved
HWiNFO (Portable) 6.00 231 Thursday, December 20, 2018 approved
HWiNFO (Portable) 5.92 166 Thursday, November 22, 2018 approved
HWiNFO (Portable) 5.90 169 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 approved
HWiNFO (Portable) 5.88 179 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 approved
HWiNFO (Portable) 5.86 198 Thursday, July 12, 2018 approved
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