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Windows 7: Generate List of Installed Programs?

18 Oct 2019   #1
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Generate List of Installed Programs?

I was trying to list all my programs because I like to do this whenever I reinstall, but never had a real good way of doing it. I used to just use the cmd, but it always takes me to long to remember how to maneuver into the Programs Folder and list everything in there. So was looking for better quicker ways of doing this. Here is the link I'm using, perhaps there is a better one here?
How to Auto-Generate a List of Installed Programs on Windows

This is what I got for this first attempt
HTML Code:
Windows PowerShell
Copyright (C) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

PS C:\Users\Chris> Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Obj
ect DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table -AutoSize

WARNING: column "InstallDate" does not fit into the display and was removed.
Second attempt I combined the two commands to try and output the text to my desktop. Nothing went to the desktop.

HTML Code:
PS C:\Users\Chris> Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Obj
ect DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table -AutoSize C:\Users\Chris\Desktop\InstalledProgram
sList.txt

C:\Users\Chris\Desktop\InstalledProgramsList.txt
Then I tried this in the cmd and that did not work either. What am I doing wrong?

HTML Code:
wmic:root\cli>/output:C:\Users\Chris\Documents\InstalledPrograms\InstalledProgramsWMIC.txt product get name,version
Invalid file name.
wmic:root\cli>



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18 Oct 2019   #2
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

I've just had a quick play and thing works for me (I'm on win10 though).

Code:
Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table -AutoSize > documents\progs.txt
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18 Oct 2019   #3
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Nasty7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
I was trying to list all my programs because I like to do this whenever I reinstall, but never had a real good way of doing it. I used to just use the cmd, but it always takes me to long to remember how to maneuver into the Programs Folder and list everything in there.
I have written a batch script that does this . . .

Under the heading Programs And Software - Installed . . ., please run Programs_And_Software_Installed.bat, Option [2] from here => BATCH PROGRAMS [Standalone].

I hope this helps!
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18 Oct 2019   #4
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I've just had a quick play and thing works for me (I'm on win10 though).

Code:
Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table -AutoSize > documents\progs.txt
Thanks very much for the test z3r010. I will try it on 10 also to see.
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18 Oct 2019   #5
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Nasty7,

I have written a batch script that does this . . .

Under the heading Programs And Software - Installed . . ., please run Programs_And_Software_Installed.bat, Option [2] from here => BATCH PROGRAMS [Standalone].

I hope this helps!
I assume this will work under 7 or 10, and yes I have downloaded it, thanks Paul. In fact that post of yours is a treasure of info, thanks!

I guess I need to practice maneuvering in cmd to Programs and Programs(x86) to list the programs, but the batch file will be much quicker.
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19 Oct 2019   #6
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Nasty7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
I assume this will work under 7 or 10, and yes I have downloaded it, thanks Paul. In fact that post of yours is a treasure of info, thanks!
I am glad you found it useful!
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