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How to get friendly program name from CLSID/APPID (wmic?)

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    Bradenton, FL
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    Win 8.1 Pro x64 media center

    How to get friendly program name from CLSID/APPID (wmic?)


    Hello,

    I'm trying to debug an event (see screen shot) and would like to find the name of the guilty program. I can find plenty of references to find GUID/CLSID/APPID given a program name, but not the other way around.

    Anyone know how to do this?

    Thanks for reading this.

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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Use a Registry search program like RegScanner
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    Bradenton, FL
    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro x64 media center

    RE: How to get friendly program name from CLSID/APPID


    Thanks for the suggestion. Another tool for my toolbox.

    Didn't help with the problem though. It couldn't find the CLSID reported in the event log in the registry!!??

    I think I have pinned it down to one of a few programs though so I am trying to find which one by a process of elimination.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    regsvr32.exe is what registers COM servers/ActiveX Controls. If it's not in the registry then that likely didn't happen.
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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Google the CLSID
    Search the registry for the CLSID
    Use Process Explorer to find out what it's doing: Process Explorer
    (not real easy to do, but it is an amazing tool for examining running process'!)
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    Bradenton, FL
    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro x64 media center


    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Still plugging away on and off at this problem. Thought it was related to the HPZ12 driver, but I disabled it and references to the CLSID continued to appear in the event log.

    Process explorer is a great program, but I haven't found anything with it yet. (Probably because I don't know all it is capable of.)

    Thanks for the prompt responses
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I don't have Word. Also you don't specify the clsid in question.
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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    From the .doc file:

    CLSID: 7022A383-D004-4F52-AF11-E9E987FEE25F

    APPID: ADA41B3C-C6FD-4A08-8CC1-D6EFDE67BE7D
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  9. #9


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    You made an error, it is b not 8 in the first part and it was actually solved on this forum once.

    Numerous event id 10016 errors win 8 pro 64 bit
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    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    I have video artifacts on my system and I also have eye problems - mistakes are always a possibility (still looks like an 8 to me!).
    Nice find for the fix - +1
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