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.

Cheers,
Mitch Tulloch
MVP Windows Server
http://www.mtit.com

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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