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Get List of Installed Programs on Windows

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.
  1. Start Command Prompt.
  2. Type wmic on command prompt to run Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line tool.
  3. 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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