Installed programs - wrong install dates

  1. Posts : 395
    Windows 10

    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. Posts : 19,239
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    Dates are also shown when updated,if I understand your question right.
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  3. Posts : 35,442
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    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. Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944

    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. Posts : 12,470
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro

    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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