EVEREST Home Edition v2.20

A full review of EVEREST Home Edition, a free system information tool

EVEREST Home Edition is a portable free system information tool for Windows that lets you view all the major hardware components of a computer.

You can also favorite any hardware category for speedy access to it from the menu bar.

This review is of EVEREST Home Edition version 2.20. However, it's been replaced by AIDA64, which is likely to have updated features and a better user interface. However, AIDA64 is a paid application and EVEREST is still available as a free download.

EVEREST Home Edition Basics

EVEREST Home Edition in Windows 7

EVEREST Home Edition gathers information on the motherboard, multimedia devices, CPU, network, storage devices, display, memory, and basic operating system details.

This edition of EVEREST has been discontinued, which means it's no longer being updated or supported by Lavalys.

EVEREST Home Edition works with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

See the What EVEREST Home Edition Identifies section at the bottom of this review for all the details on the hardware and operating system information you can expect to learn about your computer using EVEREST Home Edition.

EVEREST Home Edition Pros & Cons

EVEREST Home Edition has all the benefits you need in a system information program.

What We Like
  • Scans quickly

  • Create a report of some or all of the data

  • Easy to navigate through

  • Summary page

  • Portable (no installation required)

What We Don't Like
  • Not as detailed as similar software

Our Thoughts on EVEREST Home Edition

EVEREST Home Edition is portable, simple to use, and displays all the basic information about hardware that you need to know — what more could you ask for?

We like the report wizard because it makes it easy to create a report file. You can create a report for anything you want, like just the summary, all the hardware-related categories only, benchmark results alone, all the categories, or any custom selection.

It's unfortunate that EVEREST Home Edition is no longer updated by its developers. This means that at some point in the future if this program still isn't being supported, the devices that begin to be installed in newer computers may also not be supported, and thus won't be able to be read and reported on.

What EVEREST Home Edition Identifies

  • Basic software information like the operating system version, installed service pack, and logged in user.
  • Motherboard manufacturer name and URL, product name, version, and serial number.
  • BIOS details, such as the vendor name and URL, version, possible issues, date, size, boot devices, features, supported standards, and expansion capabilities.
  • System properties include the manufacturer, product, version, serial number, and UUID.
  • CPU name and clock speed, multiplier, instruction set, current utilization, and cache size.
  • List of CPUID registers, instruction set, security features, power management features, and MSR register.
  • Power details like the current power source and battery status (if present), like its remaining life.
  • Total, used, free, and currently used physical and virtual memory as well as physical address extension (PAE) details like whether it's supported by the OS and CPU.
  • Chipset properties, possible problems, manufacturer URL and name, and memory rows.
  • Memory read, write, and latency benchmark.
  • List of multimedia devices, their identifier, and device description.
  • Display devices and their adapter and BIOS string, memory size, DAC type, company name, manufacturer URL, and chip type.
  • DirectX video, sound, music, and input details, including the supported and unsupported features and device description, among other things.
  • Lists of supported OpenGL features and properties, like the vendor, renderer, and version.
  • Every logical drive, with the drive type, file system, total size, used space, free space, and serial number
  • Optical drive information, like the manufacturer, device type, interface, and description.
  • List of ASPI, ATA, and S.M.A.R.T. devices.
  • Bluetooth and network card information, such as the network adapter, interface type, hardware address, connection name and speed, MTU, DHCP lease and expire date, and total bytes sent and received.
  • Shows the network adapter manufacturer URL and name, private IP address and subnet mask, default gateway, and DHCP, WINS, and DNS servers.
  • List of every PCI, PnP, LPT PnP, and USB device.
  • The device ID, revision number, supported features, device class, and device description for every PCI device.
  • Keyboard properties, including the name of the device, the type, layout, ANSI code page, OEM code page, repeat delay, and repeat rate.
  • Other input devices, such as the mouse name, pointer speed, X/Y threshold, wheel scroll lines, and supported features.
  • Properties of installed printers, such as the port, driver, comment, location, availability, and print processor.