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#1 2018

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:08 AM

Hi,

Is it normal for a brand new computer to have 2 different install dates in control panel>programs, AND in event viewer?  I bought another hp desktop recently and that one, all the dates were the same and it "did not" have an option to restore win7 in system & security. This one does. 
 
Just making sure this in normal and I did not get a used pc.
 
Any advice would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:44 AM

Please post the make and model of the computer with the Windows 7 restore file.

 

If the computer has the option to restore Windows 7 that Windows 10 could be a update made by the manufacturer.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:42 AM

It could be from the manufacturer, but I would think a fresh install of win10 from the manufacturer would not include an option to revert back to win7.

 

The 2 install dates in my programs and event viewer are 2-27-2018 and 3-5-2018. Close in date so maybe it is normal for this computer. Plus there are only 2 different dates, not a whole list of them. As I said my last computer prior to this had all the programs installed on the same day. Strange to me, that is all, if it is used I need to take it back, but maybe I am overthinking. Thanks.

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:50 AM

Just as a data point, I have never run in to a computer that has Win10 installed as the native OS from the OEM have any option for roll back to a prior version of Windows.  I do not know of a single OEM that upgrades their computers via "the usual" Windows Update process that would allow this.

 

I, too, would be very suspicious regarding the provenance of said computer.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:29 AM

dc3,

Thanks for responding, very appreciated.

 

britechguy,

I never ran into that problem either. Very suspicious. Guess I will return it. Thank you very much for confirming my suspicion. 

Really great Forum guys.

Thanks again.






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