tool mini-review: RWEverything

RW, aka RWEverything (Read and Write Everything) is a GUI Windows-based firmware utility, written by Jeff.

“This utility access almost all the computer hardware, including PCI (PCI Express), PCI Index/Data, Memory, Memory Index/Data, I/O Space, I/O Index/Data, Super I/O, Clock Generator, DIMM SPD, SMBus Device, CPU MSR Registers, ATA/ATAPI Identify Data, Disk Read Write, ACPI Tables Dump (include AML decode), Embedded Controller, USB Information, SMBIOS Structures, PCI Option ROMs, MP Configuration Table, E820, EDID and Remote Access. And also a Command Window is provided to access hardware manually. Powerful utility for hardware engineers, firmware (BIOS) engineers, driver developers, QA engineers, performance test engineers, diagnostic engineers, etc.”

“This utility comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, it allows you to modify hardware settings, this may damage your system if something goes wrong. Author will not take any responsibility about that, you are on your own risk. This utility should not be used in commercial products.”

RW supports multiple Super I/O devices (Winbond (18), ITE (12), SMSC (8), FinTek (4), Nuvoton (6)) and SMBus Controllers (Intel (9), SiS (6), VIA (4), ULi (4), ATI (3), nVidia (13)).

It is Windows-centric utility, shipping with Win32 or Win64 binaries. It has an extensive ChangeLog, spanning v1.6.8 from 8/6/2015 to v0.1 back around 2005, but does not ship with any documentation, just EXEs. If you use Windows, you might want to check this out. If you find the tool useful, the author has a Donate button on his home page, please consider donating to the program’s author. I wish the tool was open source, and supported multiple operating systems, …but I’ll take what I can get. Thanks Jeff!

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