Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time - Find

    Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time - Find

    How to Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time
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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





    Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time - Find OPTION ONE Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time - Find
    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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    Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time - Find OPTION TWO Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time - Find
    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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    Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time - Find OPTION THREE Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time - Find
    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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 37
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       2016-07-10 #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.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,367
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-07-10 #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 System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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