Free LookInMyPC – Probe Your PC’s Secrets

image Do you have a detailed profile of your computer system which includes details on hardware and installed software? What do you know about your computer’s motherboard, CPU and GPU, remaining drive space, or your operating system’s security hotfixes?

To effectively maintain your computer, and proactively deal with problems that may occur, you can make the diagnostic process much easier if you have specific and accurate details of your computer.

Creating a detailed profile of your computer system before problems occur, and retaining a printed copy of the report, will put you one step ahead. Normally, creating such a profile can be very time intensive. But, there are solutions.

One such solution is LookInMyPC – a free program that automatically generates a detailed audit report of the hardware and software on your computer. It records essential information such as, operating system and processor details, the amount of RAM installed, drive specifications, and much, much, more.

The graphic below indicates just how deep this application digs.

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The following graphic shows a very small portion of a scan result, run on my test platform.

Look in My PC

The report is generated in your Web Browser, nicely formatted and easy to read.

Two features make this application a cut above the average:

Many of the items in the report are hyperlinked making it easy to search for additional information.

The report can be zipped, and then forwarded as an email attachment to your favorite “tech support” person.

System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, 2003/8, Vista and Windows 7 – (A regular reader reports that this app is compatible with Win 7 x64).

Download at: LookInMyPC

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14 Comments

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14 responses to “Free LookInMyPC – Probe Your PC’s Secrets

  1. Program a la Belarc Advisor.
    Interesting. 🙂
    Good week Bill.

  2. Liam O' Moulain

    Thanks Bill.

    Very cool application.

    Liam

  3. Mal

    Hey Bill,

    Looks good but my computer keeps freezing at 35% when generating the report. Ah well, sometimes certain software doesn’t run well on certain computers, wish it worked though, looks great.

    Mal

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Mal,

      Checkout another freebie which does basically the same thing – Belarc Advisor. This is the app that I use personally, and have for years (I like it a little better).

      Bill

  4. Mal

    That worked like a dream, thanks Bill.

    Cheers

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  6. Murphy

    Hi,
    Thank you . Nice program …and useful .
    Best regards !

  7. Fathom Out

    Hi Bill,

    Just got the time to comment on stuff I read over the previous days.

    Though LookInMyPC looks & sounds like Belarc Advisor, there’re a few noticeable differences. LookInMyPC:
    1. needs to be installed, Belarc Advisor doesn’t,
    2. has a configuration/ option panel, Belarc Advisor hasn’t,
    3. provides more info categories, which you can get via build-in Win features. On the other hand, Belarc Advisor provides info on linceses of installed S/W, though not very thorough – I guess it’s limited to the S/W it’s able to recognize.

    LookInMyPC has been around for a few years, but hasn’t gone beyond v.1. Still, it’s ability to provide all these info in one place makes it worth a look – just downloaded it and will try it out later & maybe comment back.

    Regards.

  8. Hi Bill,

    I really love TestMyHardware(http://www.testmyhardware.com/). Very effective and powerful. Yet not checked this one. Will check it.

    Arafat

    • John

      Hi Arafat,

      I just visited http://www.testmyhardware.com and a big warning came up from WOT saying the site could not be trusted.

      Looking further into WOT it appears from my understanding that “test my hardware” got two bad ratings from users and now the sight cannot be trusted.

      Whether that is exactly true based on the rating of two disgruntled reviewers, I’m keen to know if in fact I can trust that web site because I would like to give them a chance.

      Cheers
      John