Installed programs - wrong install dates

  1.    28 Jan 2018 #1

    Installed programs - wrong install dates

    Is this another consequence of the recent flawed Win 10 update(s)?

    In my list of 214 installed programs (Settings > Apps > Apps & Features) about 150 are shown with install dates of 21/1/2018. That's the date I installed version 1709, including buggy KB4056892 which I've since uninstalled.

    Same wrong data using Revo Uninstaller.

    Anyone know a way to restore that valuable data please?

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  2.    29 Jan 2018 #2

    Dates are also shown when updated,if I understand your question right.
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  3.    29 Jan 2018 #3

    Looking at mine, the date seems program dependent. Some which have not been updated seem to have had their installation date changed to around when I upgraded.

    Some programs (desktop exe type) retain their pre-1709 install date (e.g. 2015, 2016).
    Some programs (desktop exe type) which have not been updated have their install date set to around when I upgraded to 1709.

    Some apps retain their pre-1709 install date
    Other apps- well, apps are frequently updated so it's hard to draw a conclusion.
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  4. Gordon7's Avatar
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    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       29 Jan 2018 #4

    Some programs have to be reinstalled by Windows, after a major version upgrade. Therefor will the install date reflect this.

    The only way to keep track of the original install date, is to take a screen shot of the install listing or use a program like Revo to
    save a html page of the install status - before a major version upgrade!

    I don't know of any way to change the dates after the upgrade, sorry.
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       29 Jan 2018 #5

    Also, Folder dates of creation will always change when Copied or Moved as the process creates a new Folder before putting files in it. There are third-party file managers that have a function to change the Attributes such as date and time among other things but I wouldn't attempt it with Windows System files, could screw things up.
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