Windows 10: When did I put Windows 10 on my computer?

  1.    05 May 2016 #1

    When did I put Windows 10 on my computer?


    Does anyone know how I can find out when did I put Windows 10 on my computer?
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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       05 May 2016 #2

    Between Last July and now? Unless you were an insider ...

    I mean seriously, you don't remember the approximate time you upgraded?

    Is there a specific reason that you need this?
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  3.    05 May 2016 #3

    I'm not sure if running slmgr /dlv from an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt shows the activation date or not, but you can try it.

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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       05 May 2016 #4

    Open an admin command prompt paste in:
    Code:
    systeminfo | find /i "install date"
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       05 May 2016 #5

    Browse your C drive and look for a folder with the oldest " Date modified" date and that is probably the answer you are looking for.
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       05 May 2016 #6

    How about the Windows folder properties date?
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  7. Posts : 20,254
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       05 May 2016 #7

    My Windows folder properties shows: Friday, ‎30 ‎October, ‎2015, ‏‎07:28:30, about when I finally did a clean install after upgrading last summer
    So far this seems like the most reliable time/date.
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  • Posts : 4,614
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       05 May 2016 #8

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Open an admin command prompt paste in:
    Code:
    systeminfo | find /i "install date"
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    A simple batch file I use, have it stored on a Thumb drive:

    systeminfo | find /i "install date"
    pause

    I put it in Notepad and saved with name dateinstalled but that could be anything, might not use Date by itself as that is a DOS command.
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  • Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home 32 Bit
       05 May 2016 #9

    Speccy will tell you the install date:

    Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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  •    06 May 2016 #10

    Insider version shows last upgrade date.
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