If your Windows operating system fails regularly and you want to reinstall your Windows 11/10/8/7 on your computer or laptop, you may want to note down the currently installed software so you can install it after installing the Windows 11/10/8/7. If you have installed a lot of software and want to reinstall it again after a successful installation of the operating system, there is a way to get the lists of the installed app in a notepad file. To get the list of the installed apps in Windows 11/10/8/7, we will execute commands in the Command Prompt, which will serve our purpose.

In this post, we will guide you to export a list of installed apps in Windows 11/10/8/7.

How to get a list of installed apps in Windows 11/10/8/7 without any software?

To export the installed apps list in a Notepad file, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open Command Prompt with the elevated rights.

To open the Command Prompt with administrative rights, press Windows Logo + R keys to open the Run dialog box. Type cmd in the Run box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the command prompt with admin rights.

Step 2. If  User Account Control (UAC) prompts, click Yes to continue.

Step 3. Command Prompt window with admin privilege opens. Type the following command and press Enter from the keyboard to execute it:-


Step 4. Next, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

/output:C:\InstallList.txt product get name,version

Step 5. Once you execute the above command, you will see a new file in the “C” drive with the name InstallList. Double-click to open and see the list of the installed programs.

Note: If you want to see the output in any other drive, change the path from “C:\InstallList.txt” to “D:\InstallList.txt” or any other drive as you wish.

Once you complete the above steps, you should see a list of installed apps on your computer or laptop.

The above-mentioned procedure works in Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000.


In conclusion, reinstalling the operating system on your computer or laptop can be a daunting task, especially when you have numerous installed apps. However, creating a list of installed apps can make the process a lot easier. By following the simple steps mentioned in this post, you can easily export a list of installed apps in Windows 11/10/8/7 without the need for any additional software. This method works on all Windows operating systems, making it a versatile and convenient option for users. Creating a list of installed apps can save you a lot of time and effort during the reinstallation process, ensuring that you have all the necessary apps installed on your system.

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