If you ever need to do some reinstalling of Windows on your laptop but would like to backup the list of installed programs before formatting, the following will be useful.
- Start Command Prompt.
- Type wmic on command prompt to run Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line tool.
- Type /output:C:\InstallList.txt product get name,version on command prompt. This will generate a list of all installed programs and save it in C:\InstallList.txt as a text file. Do note this may take some time depending on the number of installed programs you may have.
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