How to Check Original Install Date of Windows

There is nothing special to find what was the date when you installed Windows on your computer or may be there is some case you want to find. However, if you want to find out original installation date of Windows operating system on a PC then here is a simple process to do that.

Step 1

Run the cmd from Start menu


Step 2

Type this command in Command Prompt, hit the Enter button and let it complete the processing for few seconds

systeminfo|find/i"install date"


Now, see it shows the original installation date and time of operating system

13 comments… add one
lili October 1, 2009, 7:15 am


Mina October 2, 2009, 4:20 am

Nice trick

fred October 3, 2009, 5:52 am

My system is compatible, just waiting for Windows 7 release in this October

Alabil October 12, 2009, 4:06 pm

don’t know what’s the purpose of this tip but I try it

Angela Westin October 25, 2009, 2:10 pm


Angela Westin October 25, 2009, 2:24 pm

this tip could work when you are going to buy a used system

Vestra STK October 27, 2009, 5:29 am

Impressive for which Windows version it works?

noeldacara November 10, 2009, 7:02 am

this works with most windows os i think.
im using windows 7 and this tip works 😉

tnx neMo

Honkson January 5, 2010, 5:33 am

Yes it works for windows vista and windows 7, i did not try on windows xp.

Nono February 28, 2010, 6:09 am

its useful tip if you want to upgrade windows or applications

Fimlore July 12, 2010, 2:48 pm

Thnx for the tip!
Had to check a client install for a customer who claimed that it wasn’t downgraded.. but it seems he played with the Down/upgrade himself..

me December 1, 2011, 9:56 am

windows v6 and later only

siva October 1, 2012, 9:00 am


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