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morgan2476
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program list

Is there any way i can get a list and printout of installed programs on my pc?
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VileReynard
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Re: program list

What do you mean by "program"?
Do you mean a piece of code that can be executed and "does something"?
Is a script a program?
How about a library?
The answer probably depends on your OS.

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Re: program list

Quote from: axisofevil
Do you mean a piece of code that can be executed

Often it's not the program that needs to be executed but the programmer Wink

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Re: program list

I wonder if Belarc Advisor would do the job?
This is a free small download which completes a full audit of your computer.  It includes all the hardware and software, including product keys. I try to remember to run this on my own and friend's computers and print off a hard copy for reference.
As far as I can tell it gives you the OS but not the key for it so it is probably useful to add this manually from the sticker on the computer case.
www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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Re: program list

There are quite a few freebie applications around that reveal M$ OS keys and M$ Office keys also.
I run one on every PC I deal with although AV software usually kicks off.

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Denzil
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Re: program list

You could go to Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs and take a screenshot.
VileReynard
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Re: program list

There are thousands of executable "segments" which won't show under what M$ are pleased to call "programs".
I would say that any file that is not data for some application is probably an executable. Although since all your source is data for your compilers...  Grin

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Re: program list

You have it on your pc simply open a cmd window (start run cmd)
then type
c:
cd\
dir *.exe /s >list.txt
dir *.com /s >>list.txt
If you have other drive repeat for each drive you will then have a list of all executable files on your system there wont be many .com files most will be exes
Why do you want to do this?
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Re: program list

http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/ will tell you everything could possibly want to know about your computer and a whole lot more besides.
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Re: program list

You will also have some *.dll, possibly some *.bat maybe some *.pl and *.py and probably some *.java (or is it *.jav). Don't forget the screensavers (*.scr?) and any *.ocx downloads etc.