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when was windows installed ?

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#1 Futs


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Posted 08 February 2005 - 09:01 AM

I was recently asked to check when windows was installed on one of our work computers, mmhh initial thought *ok that aint to difficult* :thumbsup:

now the problem I've seen it before although different software was used.
I even thought about checking the regedit.exe for the installation date but how do I kno whether this is actually correct?

If any advise don't hessitate to share

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#2 phawgg


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Posted 08 February 2005 - 12:39 PM

Windows installs using three folders
Documents and Settings
Program Files

I don't know a keyboard shortcut or command to find installation date.

If you open the windows folder and view the contents,
in detail view,
the date modified is shown.
Folders/files that haven't been modified will still show the install date.
Quite a few will share the date of install,
but you must use some deductive thinking.

Same holds true of Program Files.
C:\Program Files\Online Services
C:\Program Files\xerox
are two of several that still show the installation date
since no use/modification has occurred
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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