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Is there a software that can detect and list previously installed programs on a computer? Or any method you know which I can use so that I could see what programs were previously installed assuming that those programs were only uninstalled using the add/remove programs in control panel. Or if you know a method which will also detect and list previously installed programs which are uninstalled using advanced uninstaller like revo.

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Check the Windows event log. Here are the events to look for.

11728 Product [2] -- Configuration completed successfully. Informational message that configuration of the product was successful.

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If the logs were not deleted.. –  panny Mar 5 '13 at 13:34

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