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I'd like to export to a text file the list of installed software that appear in the Add/Remove program window.

Any tips on how to do that easily ?

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It's even better if it doesn't involve installing another app – Julien N Jul 3 '13 at 9:21
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Try it this way:

Generate a List of Installed Programs in Windows

To generate the list of installed programs, open the Command Prompt as Administrator. To do this in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, enter “cmd” (without the quotes) in the Search Programs and Files box on the Start menu. The cmd.exe program should automatically be highlighted in the Programs section of the results. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open cmd.exe as Administrator.

Enter “wmic” (wmic is the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line tool) at the command line and press Enter.

Enter the following line at the wmic:root\cli prompt and press Enter.

/output:C:\InstallList.txt product get name,version

NOTE: There is a space between .txt and product, between product and get, and between get and name.

You can also change the name of the output file and drive letter and path (right after /output:) if you want to modify the output location.

The InstallList.txt file is created on the root of the C: drive.

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Nice tip. But the result is odd. Some apps are missing (like Chrome)... – Julien N Jul 3 '13 at 10:33
It works, but I had to install this fix from Microsoft : – Julien N Jul 3 '13 at 12:09
Nice job, Julien! – duDE Jul 3 '13 at 12:14

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