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    List all programs (Service Pack 2)

    Is there an easy way to list all the programs that are installed on a computer? I'm about to burn this one down and reinstall Windows, and would like to know all the programs it has on it so I can get back the ones I want.

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    Re: List all programs (Service Pack 2)

    I'm sure you don't actually want to list every EXE file that exists on the PC! (In a Command Prompt window, type DIR /S *.EXE)

    Belarc Advisor does a good job at listing many of the major programs on a PC. See what you think (near the end of the resulting web page).

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    Re: List all programs (Service Pack 2)

    I hate to corrupt Pat's thread, Bob, but I'm glad you posted about SIW. I installed (downloaded) a year ago and I don't remember if it was from your suggestion or not. I needed to do that again, since I now have a new computer. A question that their online help doesn't answer - do you know how to get the Eureka tool to work? I've run their hourglass over password asterisk fields in both IE and Firefox and it never shows me anything. Do you know if I'm missing anything?

    Pat, SIW is a good utility, as of course is Belarc.

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    Re: List all programs (Service Pack 2)

    Al,
    If you click on the Eureka icon, it will bring up a small screen with blank information below it.
    Then drag the hourglass over the password fields.
    The password should be revealed in one of the blank boxes in the original screen.
    I tried it just now to be sure and it works for me OK. I'm not sure it works everywhere but I did try in in OE and IE.
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    Re: List all programs (Service Pack 2)

    I can't think of any place where we might be able to check 'in-common' Bob. Here's an example at an internet site at which I shop a lot. I was in Firefox and the login screen shows my email and password. When I run Eureka, and drag the hourglass over the asterisks, nothing happens. This screenshot doesn't show the hourglass because I had it over the asterisks, so it didn't show when I hit print screen. I guess I should give it a rest, since it's not a big deal, but thanks for looking.

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    Re: List all programs (Service Pack 2)

    John and Bob,
    Exactly what I needed! Thanks to both of you.
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    Re: List all programs (Service Pack 2)

    Pat,
    System Information Pro will give you all you ever wanted to know about your system, including a complete list ( printable ) of all of your installed programs and their uninstall locations,
    The list will be on the right side, third item down.

    Download it at: SYSTEM INFO
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    edited to change right side to left side!
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