Have you ever taken a look at all the programs that are actually installed on your PC? If you have, you were probably a bit surprised that there are so many of them.
You might also be surprised to know that not all of your installed programs will show up on the “Add/Remove Programs” list.
The steps listed below will help you generate a list of all the programs that are installed on your PC, and optionally, print it out.
1 – Press the Windows+R key combination to open a “Run” box.
2 – Type cmd into the Run box, then press the Enter key.
3 – Type wmic and press the Enter key.
4 – Type product get name,version and press the Enter key. Windows will now generate a list of all the programs that are currently installed on your PC.
You can now print your list of installed programs if you wish. Here’s how:
1 – Use your mouse to select all the text in the black box.
2 – Press the Ctrl+C key combination to copy the contents of the window to the clipboard.
3 – Open Notepad and paste the data that you copied to the clipboard in the previous step into a new document (press the Ctrl+V key combination).
4 – Click File>Print.
5 – (Optional) Since you already have the list of programs loaded into NotePad you can save a digital copy of as well simply by clicking File>Save as.
That’s all there is to it. You now have a print-out of every program that’s installed on your Windows PC (and possibly a digital copy of it as well).
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