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Old 06-04-06, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 06-04-06, 12:33 PM   #2
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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
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Old 06-04-06, 12:52 PM   #3
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Check the "Date Created" field for your Windows\System32 folder
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Old 06-04-06, 05:58 PM   #4
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Check the "Date Created" field for your Windows\System32 folder
That works. Thanks.
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Old 01-23-07, 09:35 AM   #5
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You can also type "systeminfo" in cmd line.
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Old 11-02-09, 02:49 PM   #6
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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?

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Old 11-02-09, 03:31 PM   #7
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Maybe the systeminfo takes in account any SP's installed?
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Wow... this thread has been resurrected twice now.
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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.
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