Find the original install date and time of Windows

To find out the date and time that Windows was originally installed:

  1. Click the Start button (Windows XP users should then click Run).
  2. Type cmd and press Enter. This will open the Command Prompt.
  3. Copy all the text on the line below:
    systeminfo|find /i "Original Install Date"
  4. Right click in the Command Prompt, then click Paste.
  5. Press Enter. Once the information is loaded, the original install date will be shown.

1 comment

  1. An important data point that has leverage for when to consider rebuilding a windows System for a refresh. How can this command be used within a batch file as part of a batch file query?

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