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I use start button to quickly find applications on windows 7. For some applications, i have multiple versions and I have not deleted them yet as it may possibly lead to some sort of dependency issues. But I am sure which version of application I want to use. Can I somehow limit the search results to only show the latest version of applications without having to type the version number ?

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  • What sort of application allows multiple versions of the same application to be installed? I can tell you this functionality does not exist within Windows by default. You would have to turn to third-party software to enable something like this.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 16:50
  • For instance, I use VISit, a visualization software. I have couple of versions of its installed because sometime a newer version fails to open a particular kind of file and I have to use an older version till that bug is fixed. But otherwise I mostly use the latest version. Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 17:11
  • Create shortcut to specific versions that indicate the version withn the name "Visit 9", "Visit 8" "Vist ..." then just search for "Vist ..."
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 18:22
  • Thank you. This is an option which did not occur to me. Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 20:47

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