Track Installed Programs with PowerShell "get-wmiobject" on Windows 7

Q

How to track and maintain installed programs with PowerShell on Windows 7? I know how to use PowerShell cmdlets.

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A

If you want to get a list of all installed applications on your Windows 7 with PowerShell cmdlets, you can use the "Get-WmiObject" cmdlet as described in this tutorial:

1. Start a PowerShell window

2. Run the following command.

PS C:\fyicenter> get-wmiobject -class Win32_Product > installed-programs.txt

3. Open installed-programs.txt in Notepad. You see a list of installed programs recorded in the file, as shown in the example below:

IdentifyingNumber : {90150000-008F-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}
Name              : Office 15 Click-to-Run Licensing Component
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 15.0.4875.1001
Caption           : Office 15 Click-to-Run Licensing Component

IdentifyingNumber : {345F3F90-0505-4EDF-B7A9-5E3AC1AC6CE4}
Name              : 64 Bit HP CIO Components Installer
Vendor            : Hewlett-Packard
Version           : 15.2.1
Caption           : 64 Bit HP CIO Components Installer

IdentifyingNumber : {C7BC2AA0-21E0-43D1-8410-DE7FCCD03C6F}
Name              : Microsoft Security Client
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 4.10.0207.0
Caption           : Microsoft Security Client

IdentifyingNumber : {93CB4DD0-E7C1-4800-9B55-8F99A9FA2AE6}
Name              : Intel(R) Management Engine Components
Vendor            : Intel Corporation
Version           : 1.0.0.0
Caption           : Intel(R) Management Engine Components

IdentifyingNumber : {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2410B}
Name              : WinZip 21.0
Vendor            : WinZip Computing, S.L. 
Version           : 21.0.12288
Caption           : WinZip 21.0

IdentifyingNumber : {1D8E6291-B0D5-35EC-8441-6616F567A0F7}
Name              : Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 10.0.40219
Caption           : Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219

IdentifyingNumber : {ad8a2fa1-06e7-4b0d-927d-6e54b3d31028}
Name              : Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 8.0.61000
Caption           : Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
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