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Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana is coming to the desktop as well, a company employee confirmed, thus putting an end to rumors that emerged soon after Redmond presented the new feature for the first time at the BUILD 2014 developer conference in April.

The employee, who uses the name Talderon, claims to be working for Microsoft on new Windows Phone improvements, but also has knowledge of some of the improvements that the company might be releasing in the coming months on other platforms.

In a post on the WPCentral forums, Talderon explained that Cortana for the desktop is in the works right now and it's very likely to be released sometime in the near future on Windows 8.1 or a newer OS version.

“For the record, Cortana WILL BE coming to other platforms, for ALL PC's and Tablets, you will need to be on Windows 8.1 or higher (PC versions and RT) as well as Xbox One,” he posted.

The “Windows 8.1 or higher” note might actually be an indication that development of the desktop version of Cortana has only recently started, so the company might actually delay its public release until a new edition of the Windows operating system is released.

The next Windows in line is Windows 9, which according to some people close to the matter is very likely to see daylight in April 2015. Of course, the addition of Cortana in Windows 9 would be the perfect timing, especially because the majority of users expect the new OS version to come with quite a lot of improvements, so Cortana could clearly fit this new release.

Windows 9 is also very likely to bring back the Start menu, a feature that was removed in Windows 8 and is now under development at Microsoft.

The company confirmed at the same BUILD developer conference in April that the Start menu is set to return in a future Windows 8.1 update, but according to some recent reports, it actually decided to delay the release of such a feature until early 2015.

Cortana, on the other hand, is clearly one of the features that must be part of the desktop version of Windows and as weird as it might seem to be to talk to your computer, there's no doubt that there's clearly a market for this too. It remains to be seen when Microsoft is ready to share more details about this, so we'll keep you posted.

If you 're looking for a way to view all the installed apps and programs, on your Windows 10 PC, from PowerShell, then continue reading below. All Modern Apps in Windows 10 & Windows 8 (8.1), are installed through installation packages. An app installation package is a unique file that contains all the files needed to install a Modern App. In order to re-install or uninstall a specific app, you need to know it's Name or the installation package full name (PackageFullName) that is used to install the app.

In this tutorial I 'll show how you can get a list of all programs or apps installed (with their full installation package name) on your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 & 8 computer by using PowerShell commands.

How to view all Installed Programs, Apps or Packages on Windows 10/8/8.1

Step 1. Open PowerShell with Administrative privileges.

1. At Cortana's search box, type powershell *

* Note: On Windows 8, 8.1: Press the 'Windows' + 'S' keys to open the search box and type powershell.

2. Right click on Windows PowerShell on the results and select Run as administrator.

Step 2. View Installed Programs, Apps & Packages.

A. How to View all Installed Programs on a Windows 10 PC.
B. How to View all Installed Store Apps & Packages in Windows 10.
A. How to View all Installed Programs on Windows 10.

If you want to view a list of all the installed applications in Windows 10, use one of the following methods:

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Method 1: List Installed Programs by using 'WMIC' command.

1. In PowerShell (admin) type the following command and press Enter.

  • wmic

2. At 'wmic:rootcli>' prompt, type:

  • product get name, version, vendor

– Alternately, if you want to view the installed programs on a domain computer, give the following command:

  • /node:ComputerName product get name, version, vendor

*Note: where ComputerName = The Name of the Computer. e.g.: If the name of the computer is 'Cougar', then the command will be:

TIP: To copy the output of the command (list of installed programs) to another application (e.g. in Notepad), then:

1. Click anywhere inside the PowerShell window and CTRL + A to select all.
2. Press CTRL + C to copy the results in the clipboard.
3. Open the application you want to copy the list of programs, and press CTRL + V to paste them.

Method 2: View Installed Programs by using the 'Get-WmiObject' command.

In PowerShell (admin)type the following command and press Enter:

  • Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product
B. How to View all Installed Apps & Packages in Windows 10.

Part 1. How to View the Installed Windows 10 Apps & Packages for All Users.

A. If you want to view a simple list* of the installed Microsoft Apps for all the users on a Windows 10 PC, give the following command in PowerShell (admin):

  • Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Select Name, PackageFullName

* Note: The output of the above command will be a list with two (2) columns (see screenshot below). Under the 'Name' column will be displayed the full name of the Microsoft App (Name) and at the second column (PackageFullName) is displayed the Full Package Name.

TIPS:
1.
If you want to copy & paste the Name or the PackageFullName to another location (e.g. to a PowerShell command), just double-click on it until highlighted, and use Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V keyboard commands to do your job.
2. If you want to copy the full list of installed apps to another application (e.g. in Notepad), then:

1. Click anywhere inside the PowerShell window and CTRL + A to select all.
2. Press CTRL + C to copy the results in the clipboard.
3. Open the application you want to copy the list of programs, and press CTRL + V to paste them.

B. If you want to view a more detailed list* of all the installed Microsoft Apps for all the users on a Windows 10 PC, give the following command in PowerShell (admin):

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  • Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers

* Note: The output of the above command will be a more detailed report for all apps installed (see screenshot-2), that contains additional information for each installed package. (e.g. the installation location of the package).

Part 2. How to View the Installed Windows 10 Apps & Packages for a Single User.

A. If you want to view a simple list, containing all the Windows Store Apps & the installed packages for a specific user account, give the following command in PowerShell (Admin):

  • Get-AppxPackage –User UserName Select Name, PackageFullName

* Note: Where UserName isthe account name of the user that you want to view the installed apps.

B. If you want to view a more detailed list of all available Microsoft packages for a specific user account, type the following command:

  • Get-AppxPackage –User UserName

* Note: Where UserName isthe account name of the user that you want to view the installed apps.

Example No 1: If you want to view all the installed apps for the user 'User1' on your personal (local) computer, then you have to type this command in PowerShell (Admin):

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  • Get-AppxPackage –User User1 Select Name, PackageFullName

Example No 2: If you want to view all the installed apps of domain computer/user type the 'Get-AppxPackage' command in the following format:*

  • Get-AppxPackage –User DomainNameUser1 Select Name, PackageFullName

* e.g. If the Domain Name is 'WINTIPS' and the domain user is the 'User1', then the command should be:

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  • Get-AppxPackage –User WINTIPSUser1 Select Name, PackageFullName

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