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Win 10 and Speccy


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#1 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 04:25 PM

I recently went through two Speccy reports on two computers, one a desktop and the other a laptop, both running 64 bit Win 10 Pro. Between the list of installed updates and failed ones there was a list of about 100 dates with no updates against them but the really odd thing was the date itself - 30th December 1899.

 

What I would like to know is is this some Speccy / Win 10 problem and has any one else come across it ?  See this report -

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/tsifC4mFcDMOndXpFL6dIan

 

If the date had been the 31st we could at least have had a party !

 

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 04:58 PM

Chris,

 

          Just ran Speccy on my Win10 machine that was updated for the Anniversary Update during its first week of release.  I've got the same mysterious string of 12/30/1899 dates at the end of my installed hotfix list as you have.


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:32 PM

It has to be something unique to Windows 10.

I looked at Speccy report posted today and the hotfix dates are correct.

I picked out a few previously posted Speccy results in Windows 10 and all of them have the 1899 date.

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:48 PM

Click and Click, it's the null/zero date!  :wink:

Just like you have Windows 7, 8 and 9 10 but the other way around...

 

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#5 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:58 AM

At least it's not just me !

 

@GNULINUX  Thanks for the links. I was vaguely aware that MS's time and date system zeroed somewhere about the year 1900 but no more than that. As my programming skills come close to zero it is not something I have ever had to worry about, but interesting. As soon as I saw the articles 1904 rang that same faint bell.

 

Out of curiosity I have just looked at my own Speccy report (64 bit Win 7 Home Premium) and it doesn't show even one such date. It may be just another Win 10 oddity.

 

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:15 AM

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/f1eef5fe-ef5e-4ab6-9d92-0998d3fa6e14/what-is-story-behind-december-30-1899-as-base-date?forum=accessdev


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