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How to Find the Original Installation Date and Time on any Windows Machine

Ever wonders how can you find laptop/desktop original installation date and time using command prompt?
Here is a quick command that you can use to find it.



To find the original installation date and time, click the Start Menu, type “CMD” (without quotation marks) in the search bar and click cmd.exe under the program section. Next type in the following command and wait for the system to gather information.

cmd /k systeminfo | find "Original Install Date"

Sometimes it takes a while to populate the result, but this will give you the exact date and time your operating system was installed.

windows_installation_date_time

An alternative method is to type

systeminfo

Scroll down to about the 10th line, and you will see the line – Original Install Date:

windows_installation_date_time_2

Please leave your comments below with your thoughts or alternative methods.

Nik

Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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