Check OS Installation Dates

  • NSHIMIYUMWUNGELI Antoine Marie Zacharie
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Check OS Installation Dates


WinXP Pro, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10

Start > run > cmd > systeminfo

  1. Open the start menu
  2. search cmd
  3. open the command prompt application
  4. type "systeminfo" (without quotes) and hit the enter key.

Windows 8

1 - Go to the Search Charm How to Search in Windows 8

2 - Search "cmd".

3 - Select the "Command Prompt" App.

4 - Type "systeminfo" and hit "enter".

WinXP Home Edition

Start > run > hcp://system/sysinfo/sysinfomain.htm -> View the status of my system hardware and software

Under "System Software" the operating system should be listed with the install date under "Date Created"


Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)

  1. Open Macintosh hard drive on desktop, find Application folder and open it.
  2. Scroll Down and open Utilities folder.
  3. Open the console window in the Utilities folder.
  4. In the console, expand the directories as shown below, find and click on OSInstall.custom, you will find the OS install date as shown below.
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