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Solved Need help getting list of installed programs

Dell / Xps 8900
April 2, 2018 at 13:14:44
Specs: Windows 10 Pro, 16 GB
I am having problems booting into Windows. I'm able to mount it as a virtual drive and access all of the files. I have an old backup of Windows that I can go back to. What I want to do is to somehow get a list of all of the installed programs that were on that drive so that I can then re-install them. The only things that I've been able to find are scripts that will run on a local or remote PC. I need something that will scan the drive that I have mounted (of the faulty Windows installation) and give me a report on it. Is there any way to do that?

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April 2, 2018 at 14:09:05
Possibly Belarc Advisor will do the job, as long as you run it fromwithin a working OS. The link below offers two utilities to this end, Belarc being one of them.

Pethaps give it a try?

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April 2, 2018 at 20:56:28
You can run a copy of a Live Linux from CD/DVD, or Flash Drive (not install) and when you access (mount) the drive, go into the Program Files Folders and identify the programs by their sub folder names.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 5, 2018 at 06:59:31
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i use a program called recovery keys, this will scan a slaved disk (you need to point it to "C:\Windows\" folder) then extract not only the installed software but the licenses for them too.

Yes you have to pay for it but its fairly inexpensive and absolutely brilliant

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April 5, 2018 at 07:15:11
@ "Always......" useful little utility - tak for the pointer...


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April 6, 2018 at 05:47:58
No worries, its a brilliant little tool, have used it for years.

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