Reinstalling Windows is a good way to get rid of system problems that have arisen while using your computer or during the next “successful” system update.
However, in order not to be tormented later by the questions “what was the name of that program for recording the CD?” it is necessary to export the list of installed applications to a text file before cleaning the system partition.
To do this without installing any third-party software, you need a Windows system utility – PowerShell Command Prompt.
Open the Start menu and find the “Windows Powershell” folder, or simply type powershell in the system search and select the first application in the list.
In the console enter:
Get-ItemProperty HKLM: \ Software \ Wow6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ * | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table –AutoSize
PowerShell will give you a list of all your programs with version, developer name, and even the date you installed it.
To export the result to a file, you can redirect the output using the> symbol and the path to a new text file to which you want to unload the list.
Get-ItemProperty HKLM: \ Software \ Wow6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ * | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table -AutoSize> D: \ InstalledPrograms-PS.txt
Remember to transfer this file to media that will not be cleaned up by reinstallation!