Track Installed Programs with PowerShell "get-wmiobject" on Windows 8

Q

How to track and maintain installed programs with PowerShell on Windows 8? 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 8 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 : {40F55150-F43D-4C9F-9A00-1A0A6F1EB7F0}
Name              : Movie Maker
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 16.4.3503.0728
Caption           : Movie Maker

IdentifyingNumber : {46316411-80D8-4F68-8118-696E05FCE199}
Name              : Windows Live Essentials
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 16.4.3503.0728
Caption           : Windows Live Essentials

IdentifyingNumber : {89478C31-5CE8-461A-9084-9A0AF059F84F}
Name              : Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless for Bluetooth(R) + High Speed
Vendor            : Intel Corporation
Version           : 15.5.0.0344
Caption           : Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless for Bluetooth(R) + High Speed

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 : {64DF7404-9D46-44AF-AFA1-A2F8D5648C2D}
Name              : Windows Live Photo Common
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 16.4.3503.0728
Caption           : Windows Live Photo Common

IdentifyingNumber : {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216020FF}
Name              : Java(TM) 6 Update 20
Vendor            : Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Version           : 6.0.200
Caption           : Java(TM) 6 Update 20
...

 

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