Free EVEREST Ultimate Edition 4.6!

This freebie was originally posted about on November 5, 2009. However, the same freebie is being offered from various sources again this year so I wanted to remind everyone that EVEREST Ultimate Edition (v4.6) is still available for free. Instead of creating a whole new post, I have brought this old post to the front.

EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an excellent and very handy PC diagnostic/benchmark utility. Usually it would cost you $39.95 but today learn how you can grab v4.6 for free (the latest is v5.02).

Update: Just to clarify, v4.6 is two years old – it may not properly identify newer hardware/software.

These are the “key features” of EVEREST Ultimate Edition as per the developer:

Generic features:
· Low-level hardware information: 44 pages
· Software and operating system information: 44 pages
· Security related information: 6 pages
· DirectX information including Direct3D acceleration features
· Diagnostics module that simplifies troubleshooting
· Tweaking features

Benchmarking features:
· 10 benchmark modules to measure CPU, FPU and memory performance
· Benchmark reference results to compare measured performance to other systems
· Cache & Memory Benchmark Suite
· Hard disk, optical drive and flash drive benchmarking with RAID array support

Unique features:
· UpTime and DownTime statistics with critical errors counter
· Monitor Diagnostics to check the capabilities of CRT and LCD displays
· System Stability Test with thermal monitoring to stress CPU, FPU, memory and disks
· Hardware Monitoring to monitor system temperatures and voltages on the System Tray, OSD, Vista Sidebar or Logitech keyboard LCD
· Temperature, voltage and fan RPM data logging to HTML and CSV log files
· Smart Battery information
· Web links: IT portals, software and driver download
· Manufacturer links: product information, driver and BIOS download
· Hardware information database for over 52000 devices
· Overclock information
· Fully localized user interface: 35 languages
· No installation or setup procedure required

These are the things EVEREST Ultimate Edition can provide you information about as per the developer:

Hardware Information
Motherboard & CPU
Accurate low-level information about motherboard, CPU and BIOS, including chipset details, DMI enumeration, AGP configuration information, SPD memory modules list, DRAM timing information and CPU instruction set support.

Video adapter & monitor
Detailed information about the video adapter, video drivers and monitor, including DDC information, monitor serial number and supported video modes detection, low-level GPU details, OpenGL and Direct3D features list.

Storage devices
Information about all hard disk and optical disk drives, including IDE autodetection, S.M.A.R.T. disk health monitoring, ASPI SCSI devices list and partitions information.

Network adapters, multimedia, input devices
Exhaustive information about network adapters, sound cards, keyboard, mouse and game controllers, including NIC MAC address detection, IP and DNS list, network traffic monitoring, DirectSound, DirectMusic and DirectInput information.

Misc hardware
Information about PCI, PnP, PCMCIA and USB devices, communication ports, power management information, device resources list, printers information.

Software Information
Operating system
Detailed Windows information, including operating system installation date and product key, system services and system drivers list, process information, environment variables list, system folders list, system files and Event Logs content, AX and DLL files list, UpTime information.

Server and display
Information about network shares, users and groups list, logged on users list, account security settings, opened files list, fonts list and Windows desktop configuration details.

Large amount of information about networking status, remote access and mailing accounts, network resources and Internet settings. List of network routes, Internet Explorer cookies and history of visited web pages.

Installed software
Detailed information about installed programs, scheduled tasks and startup programs.

Windows Security
Operating system security information including DEP (Data Execution Prevention) status, list of installed security patches and system restore status.

Security applications
Firewall, anti-spyware and anti-trojan software list. Anti-virus software information including virus database details.

EVEREST CPUID panel to provide a compact overview on CPU, motherboard, RAM and chipset. Invaluable information on overclocked systems, dynamic refresh to support Enhanced Intel SpeedStep and AMD Cool’n’Quiet technologies.

Hardware monitoring
Sensor information including system, CPU and GPU temperature, fan status, CPU, GPU, AGP and DRAM voltage monitoring, S.M.A.R.T. disk health status. Support for Corsair Xpert memory modules.

Sensor icons
Sensor icons feature to display actual system temperature and voltage values on the System Tray.

CPU and FPU benchmarks
State of the art multi-threaded benchmark methods to measure performance of both old and brand new processors. References list to compare actual performance with other systems.

Memory benchmarking
Memory read and write speed, memory latency measurement to stress the memory and cache subsystem, including references list to compare actual performance with other systems.

Disk Benchmark module
Disk Benchmark module to measure performance of hard disk drives, optical disk drives (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) and USB flash drives. Graphical overview of disk performance measured on different areas of the disk surface.

Tips & suggestions
Detection of possible hardware and software misconfiguration and compatibility issues.

Report Wizard
Easy-to-use method to produce report files of the system, by either using pre-configured report profiles or custom selection of information.

Report formats
Three different report file formats: plain text, customizable HTML and the unique MHTML format. MHTML reports including icons are ideal for printing purposes.

Report e-mailing and printing
Built-in e-mail transfer client using SMTP, also support for MAPI and Outlook protocols. Instant report display and one-click printing capabilities using IE4 technology.

After reading all that if you still want EVEREST Ultimate Edition (v4.6), just following these simple directions:

***EVEREST Ultimate Edition v4.6 works on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/2008/Win7

Note: Unless specifically stated otherwise in this article, EVEREST Ultimate Edition has not been tested or reviewed by dotTech (aside from ensuring that this giveaway is valid). All the information about the program in this post is based off the information provided on the developer’s website. Please do not take this post as an endorsement/rejection or review of the program. This article is simply to inform about the availability of this program as a freebie; nothing more, nothing less.


I don’t know if spams or not so feel free to make use of Mailinator or Trashmail. Please do not use 10MinuteMail because it takes a while to get your registration key.

After you hit “Senden” you should see a confirmation page:


  • After you see that confirmation page, go check your e-mail. You should have an e-mail from “ <>;” with the subject of “Aktion com! Everest Ultimate Edition”. In the e-mail there will be a link you must click on to confirm your registration:


Click on the link and you should see a confirmation page again:


Now you must wait for the registration key to arrive in your inbox. Officially you should get the key within the hour. It took me 45 minutes.

  • While you wait, go download EVEREST Ultimate Edition v4.6.
  • Keep checking your inbox for an e-mail from “ <>” with the subject of “Lizenschlüssel für Everest UE”. The e-mail will contain your registration code:


Copy the registration code once you get the e-mail.

  • Install EVEREST Ultimate Edition v4.6 and run it. You should be prompted to enter a registration code. Paste in your code.




  • Enjoy your new and free EVEREST Ultimate Edition v4.6:


If you have any problems, please post below – I will try to help.

Thanks djhightek!

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  1. pfk2

    Be patient, Veruca. A first email, thanking me auf Deutsch for my interest, arrived Sunday about two hours after I’d registered. The license key arrived Tuesday in a second email, 36 hours after I’d clicked the confirmation link in the first email.

  2. Kathleen Orescan

    I have tried to get Everest Ultimate edition, but I never got the registration number, even though I resent from the first email from them several hours apart. Then I tried to start over using another email address (I nam using my real addresses) but never even got the first response. I have checked to make sure that it did not fall into the server side spam filter and it has been 2 hours since I tried. Is there some other way I should go at this?

  3. Jaap

    @janetb: Version 5.02.1756Beta works under Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits (That is the OS on my laptop).
    Maybe there is a misunderstanding. I have not said that version 4.6 definitely will not work under Windows 7, but Mike (post 72) got an error code. That particular error code is mostly the result of installing a program onder Vista or Windows 7 the wrong way. From Windows Vista on you don’t double click on an installation file (exe file), but you must always rightclick on the exe file en choose “run as administrator”.
    For Mike: if that does not help, just forget Everest 4.60 and use (the free version of) SIW. (See comment 59)

  4. Jaap

    @Mike: This version (4.60) is not made for Windows 7. You should better use SIW.
    One question: how did you install Everest? You must right click on the file executable (everest_ue_4.60.exe) and choose “run as administrator”.
    Greetings, Jaap

  5. Jaap

    @janetb: It is exactly the same version: 4.60.1500.0. I downloaded the installation file for your sake. [Took me less than a minute]. Rightclick -> Properties -> Details -> and you can see the version…
    Did not install the program myself, because I have a newer version: Everest Ultimate Edition Portable version 5.02.1756Beta.
    Greetings, Jaap

  6. Mike

    Tried twice to download and install. Download worked both times, but each failed at attempted launch with “Unable to execute file: C:\Program files (x86)\Lavalys\EVEREST Ultimate Edition\everest.exe.

    CreateProcess failed; code 740.

    The requested operation requires elevation.

    I’m running Win7 home,8g memory, plenty of hard drive space.
    Thanks for any help.

  7. Deputy


    I went to the AIDA website and tried the serial number sent to me yesterday to see if it would qualify for the AIDA upgrade, and the AIDA site said that my serial number was expired.

    I was not really expecting a free upgrade, but it was worth a try ;-)

  8. den

    EVEREST Ultimate Edition v4.6:: Yes, this is an old version.
    v4.6 has the same Tools as later, and is good for 2008 hardware.
    ‘Just installed the v4.6 on a friend’s P4.
    The latest and apparently last version of Everest is 5.50
    and my current subscription was transfered to AID A64.
    ‘Have not tried AID A64 yet.
    Regards, den

  9. den

    EVEREST Ultimate Edition v4.6: This has better features (esp Tools and Benchmarks and Reports)
    than SIW. Have used it for years. Some AMD benchmarks may be threatening intel.
    The links worked but were extremely slow and it took 10 hours to receive the license key; with it
    they included another “en” version to download.
    Many thanks and best regards to Ashraf

  10. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Everyone: Everyone mentioning the fact that this is an old version is right. I wrote this article over an year ago, when this version wasn’t so old. I should have updated it to include warnings that this is an old version; my apologies for that. I have updated the article now to indicate how old this version is.

  11. David Weaver

    People have such short memories. Aida16/32 became Everest. And now Everest becomes Aida64? Please it’s nothing more than corporate shuffling a great product, or what once was a great product. Thanks but no thanks, would rather stick with SIW.

  12. Jon E

    Download SIW from

    The features as per developer’s site:

    he system information is divided into few major categories:

    Software Inventory: Operating System, Installed Software and Hotfixes, Processes, Services, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Installed Codecs, Software Licenses (Product Keys / Serial Numbers / CD Key), Passwords Recovery.
    Hardware Inventory: Motherboard, CPU, Sensors, BIOS, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers.
    Network Information: Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network Connections, Open Ports.
    Network Tools: MAC Address Changer, Neighborhood Scan, Ping, Trace, Statistics
    Miscellaneous Tools: Eureka! (Reveal lost passwords hidden behind asterisks), Monitor Test, Shutdown / Restart.
    Real-time monitors: CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic.

    The best part about the program is that it has always been free and it is portable too.

  13. Leslie

    The download links you provided both give a 404 error.

    I am wating for the serial number email but my question is do you get a download link in that email along with the serial number because otherwise I have no clue as to how you actually download the software.


    Still works, just dl’ed it today. Runnin “peerblock”, “Trend Micro Internet Security” and “Zemena antilogger 1.9″ all seem to be smooth. Got the key within 10-12 min.

    Cheers \o/

  15. eli

    Haha! Ashraf, this is weird! I got every one of the above comments in my
    Mailbox except the one U posted here above & holloween is past!
    Trying 2 dnld now. Sent U em from link in one of the several ems I got from U…bot line is .de is FTP& my Berry can only do http & I can’t make any of my 3 ftp clients 4 Berry work right. I can’t do dnlds from my laptop only from my Berry on http.
    Someone would hav 2 kindly em a dnld zip file of Everest 2 me.
    Meantime still working on it since5 hrs ago since I recv’d RoseD1st 12:33p comment & everybody else’s as well(it is now 8:21p my time). Ho-hum…

  16. Quro@75

    Hi all dottechies, I got this Ulimate 4.6 edition promo on July from The code key is exactly like Mynard (#25) told us. So I guess this code key is the one that has been given away for everyone (mean: no free upgrade I guess, but a discount price if U want to upgrade to the latest version).
    So enjoy everyone, this one absolutely great software and legal too :)

  17. Eli

    Oh, no, Ashraf,bbs only accept BB s/w as U no. I reach end of Win install & I can’t click on registration “OK” button to register the prog so I hav a 30-day prog.Several installs from several separate dnlds & anomaly still exists. My BB is only used as a wideband T-modem 2 get rid of that awful, continually degrading landline…good riddance! I say. The dnld is done directly 2 the laptop via BB as a WB tethered-modem w/ install afterwards on the Win 2:39:48 AM…What? This Berry is spooky as einstein $ Tesla…I meant 2 type LP, not the time.What hotkey can I depress 2 activate the OK 4 registration? Beautiful prog;av se veral books $ s/w 2 do Win 3.1 $ Win95 4 what tis one prog does…hate 2 miss out on it. Keep up the vigil if that’s Ur calling; Ur good, astute, apparently quick-minded…did I see a physics section on black holes last posting;can’t find it anymore;wanted 2 visit it,am working personally on a propulsion theory totally sci-fi in concept…sorryN off-topic.but this “OFF” button…thnx.

  18. Eli

    Ashraf,sorry,got Mynard’s posted P key but w/ several dnlds & separate installs the “Enter Product Key-Everest” window accepts it but the “OK” button is greyed-out such that I can’t click on it to activate the product registration,therefore iam.stuck w/ a 30-day TRIAL version. My Berry tether to my lapyop Sprint s/w couldn’t operate all week so I had to do a Berry dnld then connect &install to program fIles then I had trouble getting more then 3 or 4 words to type in Ur window & I messed up the 2nd one not knowing if I had a good send until the redundancy flag came up…sorry. I think the Blackberry zip is ok. I even did a godawful power reset several times with no success on this “OK” button…all I can click on is “x”& “CANCEL” Iam all OK’d out.Any ideas?

  19. MikeR

    Ashraf: thanks for posting consent re the code. . . and:

    Mynard: many thanks for providing the darn thing — something cropped up here which meant I’ve had to deal with other stuff and have only now been able to return to dot tech.

    Al: glad you’re enjoying it!

    Great to see the Dot Tecchers’ community spirit here — Ashraf set the tone for this Comments board and I hope he’s pleased at the way a generosity of spirit prevails!

  20. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Mynard: Well it doesn’t install but rather just unzips so I think it IS a portable app. Since you mention being able to take it to another computer without it asking for registration, chances are the registration information is stored directly in the program rather than the computer registry.

    @thebluejay: Welcome.

    @Al Hall: Glad to see it works and you are enjoying it =).

  21. Mynard

    I installed Everest on first computer and it asked for key, then transferred files to external HD, then to second computer and when I ran Everest on second computer, it did not ask for key.

    This is acting like a portable app. Does anyone know what is going on with this?

  22. MikeR


    Re Al’s problem: I have the licence code so can post it here later if you’ve no objection.

    Re earlier queries about Belarc and Everest: I think they’re still highly complementary, so intend to use both.

    The only counsel I’d make with anything like this (and especially Everest in its latest form) is NOT to make benchmarking a regular habit: it’s fun now and then, and useful, but does impose demands on systems.

  23. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Farrukh: Wasalaam. Ya I was surprised myself. The good thing is, though, “uninstalling” the program will be easy because all you have to do is delete the files.

    @Janet: Yes Mailinator seems to be working now. As for Belarc vs EVEREST: to be honest I am not a too frequent user of either program (although I know both programs are great) so I can’t give you a clear answer. However MikeR seems to have all the answers on this one =).

    @Tortuga: Please see above what I just told Janet about Belarc vs EVEREST.

    @Bella: Nothing as far as I can tell. I believe you just need to wait to recieve the registration code in your e-mail.

    @J. L.: v4.6 does not support Win7. The newer versions do though.

    @Al Hall: Get it yet? If not I will allow a one-time posting of registration code in the comments (I usually disapprove and block posting of registration codes) since it seems some people are unable to receive it.

  24. MikeR

    Hi Gang:

    Sorry to have been off-line for so long.

    Peace: apologies for not clarifying this! Advanced System Care PRO from IObit really is first-rate. I’m using the latest update version and it’s as rock solid and sensitive as ever — and as trustworthy as ever, too.

    If you go to this link in dottech:

    and scroll down to Ashraf’s post at #4, all will be revealed.

    And I confirm that the code Raymond very kindly provided does still work (!) but take care to follow the advice given by Raymond about installation.

    Having road-tested all the various other utility suites on offer over the years, I’ve always gone back to IObit’s product: never had a problem yet with it and the company really is a pedigree outfit.

    Tortuga: well, I’m running GigaGet with IE, but from what I’ve heard from other users, the app should work fine with other browsers. (Whoops: I’ve just seen Ozzie’s post — so there ya go!)

    FINALLY. . .

    Now I’m on, could I just say a HUGE thankyou to DJHIGHTEK.

    Thanks are due not only for alerting Ashraf to the Everest DL, but also for the generous post made in today’s forum in respect of Portrait Professional and StudioLine Photo Classic 3.

    Both are truly superb apps, though in terms of my own user preferences (because I work with PhotoShop a lot) then Portrait Professional really is a Godsend — I know, I’ve been playing with it for hours.

    Before anyone asks: no, it isn’t the latest version, but it’s still astonishingly good — and, if anyone here remembers, was the basis of numerous Press reports and even on BBC TV when it first launched.

    The developer’s website explains all:

    As for the delightful PhotoClassic 3, please check djhightek’s latest advice on the forum, otherwise like me you may inadvertently finish up with the German language version rather than US / UK English.

  25. Ozzie

    Evening all! I’m a fan of Gigaget, too. No probs with Firefox, Tortuga. Link it up to the FlashGot add-on and there are no problems. Thanks for the find again, Ashraf. Think I’ll stick to what I’ve got though.

  26. Bella

    Oh My Ashraf,

    I So wish I had completed that German class!!!MM My teacher said I would so need it one day..Well, Mr. White You were so right!..:)
    I downlosded after I had my msil followed the link it gave me . I believe it just said Congradulations

    Suche: Profisuche Login oder Registrierung

    Passwort vergessen | Registrieren
    Everest Ultimate Edition
    Vielen Dank für die Registrierung!

    Sie erhalten innerhalb der nächsten Stunde den Registrierungsschlüssel per E-Mail!
    Vielen Dank für die Bestätigung Ihrer Daten !

    Startseite| Über| AGB| Datenschutz| Impressum| FAQ & Hilfe| Feedback
    Suche: © 2009 Proxma AG

    Sir Ashman what am I not doing right here? I had to have my computer go back to factory condition, so so so Please help a cp virgin here alla lord gradfather above, help the weeone here .
    Blessing to you again and all you do Ashraf and your friends!!
    Bella :);)

  27. Tortuga

    Hello MikeR

    Sorry, didn’t see your post, hadn’t refresh the page for a few hours b4 posting … :(

    Do the same as you, dedicated GMail accnts for this type of thing ;)
    GG spam is actually good!

    Didn’t quite get what you meant about ASC.
    It has similar functions to Everest/SIW/Belarc?
    Tell me more, I don’t have/know that soft.

    I’ll now go look into that Gigathingy of yours :D • :D


  28. Tortuga

    Hello Ash :D

    Nice! ;-)
    Remember this critter from the days of Aida …

    Have the same query as Janet, how do you compare to Belarc and w Topala’s SIW?

    In it’s time, Aida was the top of the crop.
    But since, no idea what the new devs have been doing …
    What says you? :)


  29. MikeR

    Whoops: meant to add. . . though I’m no fan of monopolies, nor of Google’s intrusiveness where emails are concerned, I’ve long since given up on ‘special’ mailboxes for potential spam and instead use a dedicated gmail account.

    In practice, I’ve found Google’s spam filtering to be excellent, and as I don’t have that particular account on a POP3 linkage, and access by webmail only, then nothing unwanted or untoward ever finishes up on my desktop — the contrary, in fact, because checking of the Gmail spam box occasionally yields supplier offers that represent excellent value.

    Oh, just another PS (God, I’m getting old, keep remembering things I should’ve said but didn’t. . . doh!) once again, Gigaget triumphed as my downloader: the Everest download rocketed through.

    After six months’ regular use of Gigaget, I can’t recommend it too highly: outstanding must-have freeware!

  30. MikeR

    Many thanks for the heads-up on this Ashraf — and to djhightek for tipping you off.

    System analysis of the quality provided by both Everest and Belarc is incredibly useful, and although I do make use of the appropriate utility in my iObit Advanced System Care Pro (still, to me, one of the best of its kind out there) a dedicated app is always going to be superior.

    I still have Belarc Adviser because of its, well, advice (!) but junked an early edition of Everest Home because ASC Pro was just as good.

    To Janet: I haven’t DL’d / installed the Everest app yet but can’t for the moment see any reason to Revo my existing Belarc: the two should augment each other’s virtues (well, in theory, anyway: when I’ve played around with Everest — am ten minutes into my wait for the key from Germany — any redundancy should become apparent.)

    Meantime, sincere thanks again, Ashraf, and all best to you and yours.

  31. Farrukh

    AOA Ashraf
    Thanks for another nice tool.

    But to my surprise, the zip file I got doesn’t contain any installer, instead it delivers the whole software and you have to decide where to put it and then create desired shortcuts manually.