When was Windows installed on this machine?

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 31 May 2006 / Last Updated on 31 May 2006]

How to find when Windows was installed on a computer.

Here's a trick you can use to find out when Windows was installed on the computer you are working at. Open a command prompt and type the following:

systeminfo | find /i "install date"

This command pipes the output of the systeminfo.exe command into the find.exe command to locate the line of text that contains the string "install date" and displays the result.

Mitch Tulloch
MVP Windows Server

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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