First post, by Mumak
Since HWiNFO for DOS (which is again in active development) is limited to 386+ systems, there was no solution for older systems. It would be difficult to include 8086/286 support in this tool, because it's optimized for 386 and later systems (and rather memory-tight). Hence I have build a special stripped-down and speed-optimized version for 8086/8088/80186/80188/80286 systems - HWiNFO16.
HWiNFO16 is (unlike HWiNFO) compiled with the 8086 instruction set and especially optimized for better performance on older systems (also excluding run-time compression and XMS requirement). It doesn't have support for technologies present on 386+ systems like PCI, PnP, DMI, SMBus, etc. so it makes no sense to run it on 386+ systems as it won't recognize such components.
Unfortunately my oldest system is a P5-90 so I couldn't test HWiNFO16 yet.
Any feedback is appreciated !
Actual latest version 2.2: