It has the power to scan the workstation and provide a bunch of detail
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BGInfo can help IT people who need to manage multiple computers. This program avoids needing to open various windows to find relevant data about the system. The solution is very simple yet ingenious: the information is stamped on the desktop’s background, from where it becomes readily accessible.

The program has a simple interface which resembles that of a text editor. This allows you not only to edit the intended text but also give it format. Likewise, you can choose the desired position as well as decide to use the current wallpaper settings or substitute it with any other. However, it looks rather plain.

When you run the tool, it automatically provides you with various fields, including boot time, CPU, default gateway, DHCP server, memory, user name and network card. However, you can eliminate those you consider unnecessary. Moreover, there is a list of fields from which you can easily add others. Finally, it is great that you can also use customized fields, using your own identifiers, system variables, registry values, file version, time stamps and VB scripts.

In a nutshell, BGInfo has the main advantage that it solves the problem of accessing computer’s data in a very simple way and unobtrusive way. Unlike other similar programs, BGInfo does not interfere with your system’s performance as all it does is to create a new bitmap and use it as a wallpaper. To make sure updated information is always available, you can automate this process by using a combination of command-line parameters and the startup list. Luckily, it is absolutely free to use.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • Allows using customized fields
  • Does not interfere with system performance
  • Can be used from the command line
  • Allows using formatted text


  • Plain interface
  • Shows static information
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