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I recently followed the answer on this site "Uninstalled Programs History...".

That opened several hours of experimentation with Event Viewer.

My question; Why are there many installed programs (Many are games) that do not appear in Event Viewer?

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It's because the answer you saw is regarding showing you events logged by the MSIInstaller service.

This is the 'usual' Windows installer system, but it's not the only way to install programs.

Some/many programs use their own installer, or none at all.

Those ones may or may not write events, depending on if the author programmed it to or not.

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I understood that, and tried "All Sources" without any new installs. Is there any way to get a list more complete? –  Harold Feb 27 at 18:12
    
If you'd like a (better) way of getting a list of uninstalled programs like the question to pointed out asks, please earn some rep, head back to the original question, and place a bounty on it, along with comments requesting more/newer answers. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Feb 27 at 18:33

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