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Windows 7: Printing a list of installed programs


05 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Printing a list of installed programs

Is there any way I can print out a list of installed programs in Win 7? There are 82 of them. I know I can use Gadwin Print Screen on a Control Panel Programs and Features window but the the print out is too small for these tired old eyes.

I want to do this because I am about to get a new computer and plan to use the Windows Easy Transfer, or what ever it is called, to transfer this computer to the new one. It would be easier to install the programs first and then transfer all of their settings.

Thank you very much.


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05 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you have CCleaner it can be done easily.

Piriform - How to list installed programs
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You can open the text file with Notepad or any text editor. Print it out if you need a hard copy.
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05 Nov 2012   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

As an aside, I wouldn't put much faith in Windows Easy Transfer. Maybe it works. Maybe not.

This also works to print programs. I just tried it:

Open a command prompt.

Navigate to C:\program files

enter this command at the prompt:

dir /b programlist.txt

Hit the enter key. The file "programlist.txt" can then be found in the Program Files directory. Print it if you need to.

Do the same thing for the Program Files (x86) directory:

Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)

Enter this command: dir /b programlist(x86).txt

Hit the enter key. The file "programlist(x86).txt" can then be found in the Program Files x86 directory. Print it if you need to.
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05 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C-11 View Post
If you have CCleaner it can be done easily.

Piriform - How to list installed programs
Quote:
You can open the text file with Notepad or any text editor. Print it out if you need a hard copy.
WOW! That was easy. I've not used CCleaner very much and has no idea it would do the job.

Thank you very much!

Roll Tide
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05 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
As an aside, I wouldn't put much faith in Windows Easy Transfer. Maybe it works. Maybe not.

This also works to print programs. I just tried it:

Open a command prompt.

Navigate to C:\program files

enter this command at the prompt:

dir /b programlist.txt

Hit the enter key. The file "programlist.txt" can then be found in the Program Files directory. Print it if you need to.

Do the same thing for the Program Files (x86) directory:

Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)

Enter this command: dir /b programlist(x86).txt

Hit the enter key. The file "programlist(x86).txt" can then be found in the Program Files x86 directory. Print it if you need to.
Thank you.

That did not create the programlist.txt file on my disk anywhere I can find. Shouldn't there be some sort of redirect character before programlist? It has been years since I did that sort of thing in DOS
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05 Nov 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Yep. My error.

Try this:

dir /b > programlist.txt
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05 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

That didn't quite do it. I got an 'access denied' error. However, if I redirected it to another drive or to another folder on C:, it did the job. If I tried dir /b > c:\programlist I still got the 'access denied' error.

Anyway, with your help I got what I needed.

Thank you.
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05 Nov 2012   #8

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Are you using an elevated command prompt? Or a standard prompt?
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05 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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05 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Are you using an elevated command prompt? Or a standard prompt?
Standard didn't work but Elevated did. I think that might have been the first time I ever used Elevated

Thanks again for your help.
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