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Last Update:

14 Jul 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Ray Hinchliffe


rhinchliffe siv system information viewer binary portable

SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable)

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5.65 | Updated: 14 Jul 2022



Downloads of v 5.65:



Software Author(s):

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SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable) 5.65

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade siv -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade siv -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install siv
    name: siv
    version: '5.65'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'siv' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.65'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller siv
    Name     = "siv"
    Version  = "5.65"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'siv':
  ensure   => '5.65',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Jul 2022.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

Screenshot of SIV

SIV by Ray Hinchliffe. 'System Information Viewer' is a general Windows utility for displaying lots of useful Windows, Network and hardware info - CPU info, PCI info, PCMCIA info, USB info SMBus info, SPD info, ACPI methods, Machine info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and more. SIV is designed for Windows 10, 8.1, 8.0, 7, Vista, XP, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000 and NT4. Windows 95, 98 and Me are also supported. Uses pcidevs.txt for the PCI devices, usbdevs.txt for the USB devices, mondevs.txt for monitor descriptions and pcmdevs.txt for PCMCIA device descriptions.


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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'siv' 
$toolsDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$bits        = Get-ProcessorBits

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
  fileType       = 'ZIP' 
  url            = "$toolsDir\siv_v$"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

if ($bits -eq 64)
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\SIV.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\SIV64X.exe" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SIV.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\SIV64X.exe"    
   } else {
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\SIV.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\SIV32X.exe" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SIV.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\SIV32X.exe"       
Remove-Item "$toolsDir\*.zip" | Out-Null
Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -Recurse | Where {
 $_.Extension -eq '.exe'} | % {
 New-Item $($_.FullName + '.ignore') -Force -ItemType file
} | Out-Null
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'siv' 

remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\SIV.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SIV.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
==================== SIV - System Information Viewer ====================

SIV has no published license or distribution permissions. The closest thing found to it is "If you find SIV useful, please consider making a donation towards its development. SIV is free for home use but if you wish to use it commercially then contact me for further information." at

I contacted the author, Ray Hinchliffe, and he was given permission to distribute the binaries.

From: Ray Hinchliffe [mailto:[email protected]] 
Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 2:29 AM
To: 'Bill Curran' <REDACTED>
Subject: RE: SIV redistribution rights or direct download link

Hi Bill,

I think you are basically talking about how you would mirror and am happy for you to use whatever works for you.

I am wondering how you would deal with a new SIV being released? Would you like to receive the e-mail I BCC to the other mirrors with attached?

Regards, Ray

From: Ray Hinchliffe [mailto:[email protected]] 
Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 3:27 AM
To: 'Bill Curran' REDACTED>
Subject: RE: SIV redistribution rights or direct download link

I hereby confirm I am OFFICAILLY OK about this.

bcurran3 07/03/2017

==================== SIV - System Information Viewer ====================
md5: F6377D27AAE17DE8AFC069F7F0D9386E | sha1: CC182BC94F8028705E64563AB3474864385E10E5 | sha256: 76DF726D7DB87BA31BE652AD2F737B352867138CB83E17C387D2A47185B9F7B0 | sha512: 0F4FD82D941DE57474E6914B9201D285D00E10C0DD5211559DA19E12E78549F76D37C34C65AC6E680BE346A1927E484BED3362A510FEA1B66DE9B880CCA3B625
==================== SIV - System Information Viewer ====================

New releases of SIV - System Information Viewer are e-mailed to bcurran3 as part of the file hosting distribution list directly from Ray Hinchliffe, the author.

==================== SIV - System Information Viewer ====================

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable) 5.64 410 Saturday, May 14, 2022 Approved
SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable) 5.63 367 Monday, March 28, 2022 Approved
SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable) 5.62 425 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Approved
SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable) 5.60 458 Thursday, July 22, 2021 Approved
SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable) 5.59 274 Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Approved
SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable) 5.58 297 Friday, May 14, 2021 Approved
SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable) 5.57 275 Thursday, April 15, 2021 Approved
SIV - System Information Viewer (Portable) 5.56 323 Sunday, February 14, 2021 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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