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Windows 7: Is there a tool to collect a list of all installed programs?

02 Feb 2016   #11
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dc2000 View Post
Thank you fellas. Indeed wmic command is very close to what I need.... except I just tried it on my system and it doesn't seem to have every program/entry that I see in my Control Panel -> Programs and features list. Do I need any additional parameters for the full list?
Sorry, I did not notice that WMIC missed a few :-(

Have the person create that incomplete list and send it to you. Then you sort the list and read it back to them. They can tell you what (if any) items are missing.


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02 Feb 2016   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Does the person you are helping already have CCleaner on their PC ?
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02 Feb 2016   #13
dc2000

Windows
 
 

I don't know what they have. I can't assume that they have CCleaner.

I also figured out why wmic did not return the full list. It returns only MSI installers. And some software (a good chunk of it) does not use MSI. Firefox for instance.... I'll need to keep looking.

Does anyone know if Sysinternals have a tool for that?
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02 Feb 2016   #14
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
Uninstaller

Try Revo uninstaller, if it works like mine, then select all progs and get them to screenshot that, there might even be options for toolbars/BHO's etc, copy that as well.
Only has to download and open it.

Roy
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02 Feb 2016   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dc2000 View Post
Thank you. I was hoping to have some tool already available in Windows because to use what you suggested I will have to explain to the person how to download and install it first.
Try this. Open an elevated command prompt. type wmic Now at the prompt type

/output:c:\users\username\softwarelist.txt product get name, version, installlocation


Username being the profile name of the user. Hit enter. The softwarelist.txt file will be at the c:\users\username folder.
This did not work. I get this message. I changed of course 'username'.

Quote:
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect
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02 Feb 2016   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Didn't work for me either.
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02 Feb 2016   #17
dc2000

Windows
 
 

He didn't give the command line arguments correctly. Plus there should be double-quotes in case of spaces in the path.

Open cmd and then paste & run this:

wmic /output:"%UserProfile%\Desktop\softwarelist.txt" product get name, version, installlocation

it will create a file on your desktop. The issue is that it won't have a full list.
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02 Feb 2016   #18
dc2000

Windows
 
 

Just to illustrate the difference.

Here's the file created by wmic:



and here's what CP shows:



There's a bunch missing or different in both lists.
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02 Feb 2016   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I can run the wmic and i see the difference you see, not all programs listed by wmic.

Is there any chance you could get the PC owner to get a trusted relative/friend to get access to their PC that can help ?
Set up a call when they are "on-site" and can give hands on help.

I've had to do this for some folks i help remotely, and get the trusted helper to download and run TeamViewer portable (Quick Support) so i can see what is going on, and hopefully fix their problem.
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02 Feb 2016   #20
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

I ran the command just the way I posted it and it works.


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