November 5, 2011

Listing installed software on a Windows PC

Virtually every time I reimage/rebuild a Windows machine I create a list of the software I have installed.

Since I always forget how to do this I thought I’d blog about it for future reference.

  1. Open up cmd.exe
  2. Type wmic and press enter
  3. Enter the command /output:yourfilename.txt product get name,version and press enter.

This will create a file (yourfilename.txt) in the current working directory with a list of software installed on your machine (for the current user).

For a more comprehensive solution you can also use System Information for Windows (free for personal use).

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