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    Thumbs up How To Generate Installed Apps List In Windows

    Recently, I was going through a blog which featured Belarc Advisor software to create the list of installed applications on Windows so that you can install all those applications when you reinstall Windows. To be frank, I didn’t know about Belarc Advisor as I was using a built-in Windows feature which does my job without fail.


    Last week, I blogged a guide similar to this which helps you generate list of running processes and services in .txt format. By following this guide you will be able to generate a text file which contains all the installed programs on your Windows machine.



    If you are not in mood to install Belarc software, you can read on this small guide to create your entire installed applications list in .txt format.




    Procedure:

    1. Open command prompt with admin rights. That is, type in cmd either in Start menu search box or in Run dialog box and hit Ctrl + Shift +Enter to open the command prompt with admin rights.Alternatively you can also go to All Programs > Accessories and right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

    2. Click continue button if you get User Account Control (UAC) Prompt.

    3. Here in the Command Prompt, type WMIC and hit enter. Once you type hit enter to see below message.

    4. Next, you need to type the following command:

    /output:C:\InstallList.txt product get name,version

    Where “C” is the drive letter where Windows will store the installed applications list. You can also change the name of the output file and drive letter if you want to modify the output location. Also note that this trick should work in Windows 2000 & XP operating systems without problems.

    However Belarc Advisor is also good as it creates a detailed list installed apps, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status and displays the results in your Web browser.
    Source:Generate List of Installed Apps

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    interesting read thx for info

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    Nice share.

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    Thanks for the comments

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    Nice find & Share ! Informative bro

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    Great !

    A bit offtrack, speaking of printing lists : Print A List Of Your Files & Folders In Vista

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    Default Woefully indequaete

    This trick appears to only give a partial list of the actual installed applications. Not sure what the criteria is for inclusion using wmic, but I have a ton of other things installed that do not show up when I tried this.

    Gary

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    I just snip the program list of the Revo Uninstaller. That's nice and colorful and has the Icons. I guess you could do the same with the Vista Uninstall list. Only problem there is that mine don't all fit on one page.

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    wow it just looks like it did a x-ray. thanks for this tip

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    I find this tip interesting..........*Thanks tweakwindows

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