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I have  followed the same given steps in my window application and window service code. In window Application when i use  {HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall} registery it shows 81(total no. of softwares) and i matched those software from the registery its absolutely same

 but when i access the same code in the window service its return  136 softwares which isnot there in the registery. i am not able to understand why this happing.

please help me out to get this done.
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Hello Chris,

I am following these steps to get the installed softwares list. this is working absolutely fine in window application but when i use the same code  in window service then i found out that  HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall  shows me different no of softwares.

please help me out to get this done.
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Very helpful answer and this resolved my problem...

Thanks a lot... Smile
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There is a new software found on net to show the installed softwares with version ,no installation required portable GUI Application to show softwares and ca export to PDF and CSV here is the link

http://spidersoft.in
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There are two more registry keys you need to check:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products


Edited by Broni - 16 December 2014 at 12:04am
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Hi Team,
Greetings!!!

Has anyone tried this solution?

Your most reliable option is probably to use Windows Management Interface (WMI) to enumerate the software installed by Windows Installer.

See Here
Enumerating Installed Software - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee156540.aspx

Win32_Product class - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394378%28VS.85%29.aspx

Note that this does not guarantee that Internet Explorer is going to show up there. I think you can safely assume that Internet Explorer is going to be present on every Windows computer currently out there; Microsoft views it as part of the operating system.

You can, however, find out which version of IE is installed - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2105033/how-to-programmatically-determine-the-installed-version-of-ie-from-a-script.

Following Robert Harvey... Thanks Robert.

Thanks & Regards,
Kamlesh
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IF MAN DOES IT BEST..WHAT ELSE OS THERE ?
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