GKrellM for Windows

This is the project page of GKrellM for Windows. The original GKrellM homepage can be found at


GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme. Some time ago, Bill Nalens ported GKrellM to Windows but abandoned the port in the year 2002. Because I found myself using GKrellM for remote-monitoring and always have been a huge fan of this helpful tool I decided to get it running on Windows again.

Features & Differences

The most significant differences between the Windows version and the Unix version of GKrellM are:

  • No local mail support (Windows has no concept of local mail)
  • Hardware sensors are read using external tools. Supported tools are
  • Windows has no concept of system load (i.e. "proc"), therefore the system load value is calculated by GKrellM itself. This calculation is rather inaccurate compared to the system load value determined by Unix systems.
  • Swap activity cannot be determined in a reliable way on windows, therefore the swap activity graph is non-functional


GKrellM main window GKrellM main window with transparency

System Requirements

GKrellM for Windows works on Windows XP or newer (Windows 2000 is not supported anymore since 2.3.5). It was tested successfully on the following systems:

  • Windows XP SP2 (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista SP1 (32 bit, GKrellM needs at least SP1)
  • Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit versions)

Acquiring some of the data needs administrative privileges on windows. The following data will be missing or inaccurate if running as a normal user:

  • Number of logged in users (part of the "proc" graph)


Latest GKrellM release for Windows (created 2016-10-12):

Note: To ensure a clean installation, please uninstall any older version before installing a newer one (since 2.3.7 the installer should take care of this).

A complete list of downloads including older versions is available at the Downloads Section.

Frequently Asked Questions

See the FAQ Page.


If you have a question not answered in the FAQ or have trouble running GKrellM on Windows you may either ask on the GKrellM Mailinglist or contact the maintainer of GKrellM for Windows directly.

Last modified 3 years ago Last modified on Oct 12, 2016 6:56:21 PM

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