In case you decide to reinstall your computer’s operating system, you need to have a list of the programs you had installed so you don’t forget any of them.
There are several ways to get the list below some:
With the PowerShell tool, you can get a list of installed programs by simply clicking the magnifying glass next to the start button on the Windows 11 taskbar and typing powershell.
You can then click on the match that appears just below to open this part of Windows.
Once opened we must write you can write the command: Get-ItemProperty HKLM:SoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall* | and give Enter.
The PowerShell window will show all the programs you have installed, along with the version, the name of the developer, and the date when it was first downloaded.
This information can be exported to a text file, you must go to the end of the list where PS C: appears followed by our username, to do the following:
To the right of the > prompt, copy and paste the following: Get-ItemProperty HKLM:SoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall* | Select Object Display Name, Display Version, Publisher, Install Date | Format-Table –AutoSize > C:Users???DocumentsInstalledPrograms.txt
You can replace the question marks with the file path and the document name with your computer’s own details for example C:Users???DocumentsInstalledPrograms.txt This will give you a txt file with all the programs you have installed on your computer.
You can also use third party programs like Geek Uninstaller or UninstallView.
In the case of Geek Uninstaller, apart from being a program to uninstall any program in Windows, it is used to export a list of all the programs installed in the operating system.
By simply pressing the key combination Ctrl + S, a file with the programs will automatically be generated. you can even export it to HTML.