Access to Windows "Add/Remove Programs"?

Larry Bates larry.bates at
Thu Sep 4 04:06:14 CEST 2008

Sean DiZazzo wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to find a way to get a list of all the installed programs
> on a Windows box via Python.  I thought of a few hacks that might
> partially work, and then thought about "Add/Remove Programs"  Seems
> like the right way to go.  I looked over the pywin32 docs a bit, but
> nothing slapped me in the face.
> Is there any reliable way to get at that info?
> Thanks in advance,
> ~Sean

I would guess that that program gets the information from the registry.
Maybe looking at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software branches?


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