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 : {95120000-00B9-0409-1000-0000000FF1CE}
Name              : Microsoft Application Error Reporting
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 12.0.6015.5000
Caption           : Microsoft Application Error Reporting

IdentifyingNumber : {95140000-0070-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Name              : Microsoft Office
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 14.0.6120.5004
Caption           : Microsoft Office

IdentifyingNumber : {F7A70D00-F283-45C8-B163-49EC365D7E27}
Name              : DSC/AA Factory Installer
Vendor            : PC-Doctor, Inc.
Version           : 3.2.6032.39
Caption           : DSC/AA Factory Installer

IdentifyingNumber : {40F55150-F43D-4C9F-9A00-1A0A6F1EB7F0}
Name              : Movie Maker
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 16.4.3503.0728
Caption           : Movie Maker

IdentifyingNumber : {2D416A80-0BB1-4D8B-B770-7BE8F53D5937}
Name              : Windows Live UX Platform Language Pack
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 16.4.3503.0728
Caption           : Windows Live UX Platform Language Pack

IdentifyingNumber : {F842F8B0-6942-4930-821F-543E976B2C66}
Name              : MSVCRT110_amd64
Vendor            : Microsoft
Version           : 16.4.1108.0727
Caption           : MSVCRT110_amd64

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 : {350AA351-21FA-3270-8B7A-835434E766AD}
Name              : Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.21022
Vendor            : Microsoft Corporation
Version           : 9.0.21022
Caption           : Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.21022
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