Hi Woodchip. I keep a Belarc report of all the friends' computers I've built, repaired, upgraded etc so that when I get the inevitable phone call I can quickly refer to the Belarc report and know what configuration I'm discussing. Now the brain cells are in decline, and the number of computers involved is increasing, I find more often that I need this prompt ;-)
VoG™, although i agree with the comments above, balarc advisor WRONGLY reported the version number of my motherboard which as i was going to flash the bios could have turned out quite costly had i not double checked.
it is still very useful for information but i would advise people to double check the details and not take it for granted.
Free software, ummm ! followed link which tells me (whom it doesn't know) I have 3 messages waiting, ummmm, then tries to put a spyware cookie on my system, and all before I've decided to download this free software onto my system, ummmm, don't think I'll bother, ummmmm......
Well, if you don't like adverts or cookies, then you might as well not use the net. You will never download anything without something tracking you, plus an advert can be ignored and a cookie can be deleted before you move to another webiste.
sorry if this sounds horrible, it was not intended to be. It's just to help other peopple realise that the net is a dangerous place wherever you go, and you might as well clean up a bit after you as you go rather than stay away from a good site.