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Windows 7: How to monitor changes to system by application installation?

07 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
How to monitor changes to system by application installation?

I want to find out what changes (registry, files, etc) has been done by an application installation. Is there any freeware for Windows 7 to keep a snapshot of the system before installing an application and then used the snapshot to report all the changes by the application installation?

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07 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You can do this with Process Monitor from SysInternals. No installation needed. Download and run Procmon.exe.

Click on Help then How to use then look at the info for Registry.
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08 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You can do this with Process Monitor from SysInternals. No installation needed. Download and run Procmon.exe.

Click on Help then How to use then look at the info for Registry.
I don't think Process Monitor can take a snapshot and report differences. If it does, I must have missed it.
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09 Sep 2011   #4

Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcsql66 View Post
I want to find out what changes (registry, files, etc) has been done by an application installation. Is there any freeware for Windows 7 to keep a snapshot of the system before installing an application and then used the snapshot to report all the changes by the application installation?
I used to use this one..

SpyMe Tools - Monitor Registry & File System Changes

Don't know if it is still any good..
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09 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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