Windows System Information Utility – Sysinternals BgInfo Tool
How to view all the important aspects of your system configuration without going through several diagnostic windows of your machine?
If you want to see your system details like name, IP address, operating system version, boot time, free space etc. what you need to do? You need to open your computer information properties or many dialog boxes to see all these information.
There is a nice tool that gives you all these information exactly on your desktop wall paper. The tool is from Windows SysInternals. Sysinternals BgInfo automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop’s background.
You can configure BgInfo in your start-up folder so that it runs every boot. You can easily configure it to display as the background for the log-on screen.
Sysinternals BgInfo – How it works ?
BGInfo writes a new desktop bitmap and exits. So it will not take any extra memory.You don’t have to worry about it consuming system resources and slow down your machine.
If BGInfo exits after writing to desktop bitmap, what about updating the information for long-running systems? In this case you can use the Windows Scheduler to run BGInfo on a regular basis. This will ensure long-running systems are kept up to date.
In the application window of BGInfo, it shows you the appearance and content of its default desktop background. You can configure the background or display styles like font etc. See the screen-shot below
You can also add Custom fields to the information window using the User Defined Fields option.You can set the position also here. Once click apply the information will be updated on your desktop background or wall paper.
You can also store the details as images. To store the output bitmap image on a specified folder, go to Bitmap menu and click Locations. There select appropriate option and the location details.
Advanced Use of BGInfo
For advanced users you can configure BGInfo to store the information to any database.BGInfo supports connections to a MySQL + MyODBC database. You need to configure the database details to store the information to DB.
You can also configure an XLS or TXT file to store the system information.
To configure the above go to File then click on Database. In the dialog box select the appropriate options.
To download BgInfo from Windows Sysinternals and to know more details please visit HERE.
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