How to find the Windows installation date?

Windows installation date

Here are several ways to know the windows installation date on your computer. There may be times when you want to know when the operating system was installed on your computer. There are several ways in which you can determine the installation date of the version of Windows you are using on your PC or laptop. Next, we will see how to know it.

Find Windows installation date

In a previous post, we have seen several ways to know the version of Windows installed on your computer. Today, the subject is closely related since we can get the exact date when the operating system was installed on our PC.

Windows installation date

Using system info

From Windows XP to Windows 10, the user can use the system info command to obtain the date on which the system was installed on the computer. To do so, follow the steps below:

  • Open the Command Prompt (CMD).

Enter the following command to obtain only the original installation date:

  • systeminfo | find / i «original»

If you have done this correctly, the Command Prompt and the systeminfo command should give you the result of the Windows installation date.

Know the Windows installation date

Alternatively, you can use the systeminfo command without a filter parameter, obtaining more additional information, as shown in the following screenshot:

In Windows 10, there is a new way to see the details of your system. You must open the Configuration application (Windows + i) and go to the System group. Scroll to the bottom of the left column and click on About.

At the bottom of the About page, you will see the Windows Specifications section. Here you will get the installation date in the field installed on. In addition, the edition and version of the system and the compilation number are displayed.

Installation date of Windows 10 on About page

Alternatively, you can access the About page directly by looking for it in the Windows 10 Start menu.

It seems that knowing when the operating system was installed on a computer is useless. But the truth is that sometimes it is necessary. For example, it could help you to know the approximate date when you bought your computer; that you acquired some program, etc. In the same way, you may want to know how long you have been using your system without needing to reinstall.

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