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saturnotaku 06-04-06 09:23 AM

Windows installation date
 
Is there a utility or something within XP that allows you to see when it was first installed? I'm curious as to how long I've been running with this particular installation.

Riptide 06-04-06 01:33 PM

Re: Windows installation date
 
There is. Wish I could remember how to launch it or what to put in but I know it can be done from a cmd prompt. Sorry I'm not more help there. lol

rewt 06-04-06 01:52 PM

Re: Windows installation date
 
Check the "Date Created" field for your Windows\System32 folder ;)

saturnotaku 06-04-06 06:58 PM

Re: Windows installation date
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rewt
Check the "Date Created" field for your Windows\System32 folder ;)

That works. Thanks. :)

Haree 01-23-07 10:35 AM

Re: Windows installation date
 
You can also type "systeminfo" in cmd line.

Gew 11-02-09 03:49 PM

Re: Windows installation date
 
systeminfo.exe fetches the wrong install date for me:

Original Install Date: 2005-05-07, 17:24:05
Whereas psinfo.exe (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896649.aspx) gets me the correct date:

Install date: 2009-10-09, 17:49:02

Why is this? Any clues? I searched the systeminfo.exe given date string on Google and got some hits, why this date? What's special about it?

Regards~

Bigbuck 11-02-09 04:31 PM

Re: Windows installation date
 
Maybe the systeminfo takes in account any SP's installed?

CaptNKILL 11-02-09 07:38 PM

Re: Windows installation date
 
Wow... this thread has been resurrected twice now. :lol:

Bigbuck 11-02-09 08:18 PM

Re: Windows installation date
 
I didn't read the last post date. It just came up on my "Unread posts since last visit" list so I assumed it was current. (nana2)


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