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    Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time

    Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time

    How to Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time
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    31 Mar 2017
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    How to Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time

    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you different ways on how to find the original date and time for when your current Windows 10 was installed on your PC.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time using systeminfo Command
    • Option Two: Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time using WMIC Command
    • Option Three: Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time in PowerShell





    Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time OPTION ONE Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time
    Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time using systeminfo Command

    1. Open a command prompt.

    2. Copy and paste the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter.

    systeminfo | find "Original Install Date"

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    Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time OPTION TWO Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time
    Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time using WMIC Command

    1. Open a command prompt.

    2. Copy and paste the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter.

    wmic os get installdate

    Note   Note
    The results will be returned with a string of digits. The first section of theses digits represent the Windows 10 original install data and time in the format below, with a 24 hour time format.

    YYYYMMDDHHMMSS

    For example: 20160707132247.000000-300

    Translates to:

    2016/07/07 13:22:47

    OR

    July 7th 2016 1:22:47 PM


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    Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time OPTION THREE Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time
    Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time in PowerShell

    1. Open PowerShell.

    2. Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter.

    ([WMI]'').ConvertToDateTime((Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).InstallDate)

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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       10 Jul 2016 #1

    Though there's "original" and there's "original."

    If someone originally started with 8.0 and have since upgraded to 8.1 (or 10), this command will only reflect the date you went to 8.1 (or 10).

    The only way that I've found to find the "original" date is to look in Program Files(x86), sort the folders by date, and look at the dates of the oldest folders. You'll probably find at least a couple with the same date, signifying the first day you started installing programs on the system.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       10 Jul 2016 #2

    Yeah, previous builds or OS you upgraded from is not counted.

    I suppose it's more accurate to say the original install date of your current Windows.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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