Speccy

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For the computer with this nickname, see ZX Spectrum.
Speccy
Speccy logo.png
Developer(s) Piriform
Initial release 23 April 2010; 6 years ago (2010-04-23)[1]
Stable release
1.29.714[2] / 3 December 2015; 9 months ago (2015-12-03)
Operating system Windows XP to Windows 10[3]
Platform IA-32 and x64
Size 4.9 MB
Type Utility software
License Freemium
Website www.piriform.com/speccy

Speccy, developed by Piriform, is a freeware utility software and runs under Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP for both IA-32 and x64 versions of these operating systems,[3][4] which shows the user information about hardware and software of the computer. The information displayed by Speccy includes processor brand and model, hard drive size and speed, amount of memory (RAM), information about graphics card and operating system. Speccy is for seeing what kind of hardware is present in a system and how it is being used.[5][6][7][8]

Lifehacker stated in 2009 that among similar tools, Speccy was the "cleanest and most detailed one we've used yet."[7] Download Squad described the software as "[though] not as detailed as some other system information tools, Speccy still provides a good deal of essential information and gathers it quickly."[4] In 2010, PC World stated that the beta test version "gives you a remarkable amount of technical detail" that is "more comprehensive than other tools like Systeminfo".[6] In its 2012 review Softpedia rated version 1.24.632 four stars (of five).[8]

As of Windows 10 version 1511 released in November 2015, Speccy versions 1.28.709 and before are automatically uninstalled after downloading the update.[9][10] Speccy 1.29.714 was released on December 3rd to restore Speccy to Windows 10 after the November update.[11][12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blog Piriform". Piriform. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Version History". Piriform. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Download Speccy". Piriform. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Mathews, Lee (January 8, 2010). "Speccy is a handy, portable system information tool from the makers of CCleaner". Download Squad. Huffington Post. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Speccy Main page". Piriform. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Gralla, Preston (October 11, 2010). "Speccy". PC World. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Gordon, Whitson (November 10, 2009). "Speccy Gives You Detailed Information About Your Hardware". Lifehacker. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Popa, Bogdan (January 29, 2013). "Speccy 1.24.632 - Softpedia Editor's Review for Speccy". Softpedia. Retrieved November 26, 2013. Editor's Rating 4.0/5 
  9. ^ Massive Windows 10 Update Has Three Nasty Surprises - Forbes
  10. ^ Windows 10 uninstalling user programs without permission - BetaNews
  11. ^ Speccy restores compatibility with Windows 10, supports latest Intel processors - BetaNews
  12. ^ Speccy Update Fixes Windows 10 Issues, Will No Longer Be Removed During November Update Install - Softpedia