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Log of Recently installed software??

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1

    Log of Recently installed software??


    Hi there...

    I am in dire need of a log which would tell me when I had installed Opera on my laptop and when I removed it, as It has my sensitive data, I think someone might have removed it, so I need to know when it was removed.



    PS: If you guys know of a program that monitors and makes everyday log for which files and software are loaded everyday, would love that too.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    This page may be helpful:
    Microsoft Windows 8 Event Viewer
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    I read all of it, but it really didn't help me figure out which software was installed when...

    [QUOTE=MilesAhead;322925]This page may be helpful:
    Microsoft Windows 8 Event View
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I don't think there's any standardized way of tracking installations in Windows. Not all programs write to the registry. If they do, and register an uninstaller, I believe when the program is then uninstalled, its information is removed. Stuff that writes to the standard uninstall keys that hasn't been removed, you can get from Programs and Features or a 3rd party uninstaller like MyUninstaller.

    It's not a corporate mini-computer but a machine derived from a hobbyist computer. Unless someone knows of some "undocumented" registry history of everything that was installed. But even then if you unzip some files to a folder that's not an "install" in the way we normally think of it. I would ask on microsoft.com
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