Find Out When Windows Was Installed With The Systeminfo Command

Find Out When Windows Was Installed with the Systeminfo Command

If you're curious how old your computer is (or when you last did a clean install), this command line utility that can tell you when Windows was installed.

The systeminfo command gives you all sorts of details about your computer. If all you want is the date Windows 8 was installed, open a Command Prompt and run:

systeminfo | find /i "Original"

For Windows 7, run:

systeminfo | find /i "install date"

The added parameters give you just the original install date. If you've reinstalled Windows it will give you that date instead, but it's still handy.

Find your Computer Uptime and Installation date [Make Tech Easier]


    Use all the time for uptime. Don't know how many times Windows 8 users assure me they've rebooted and the boot time is 2 weeks ago (suspension, hibernation etc).

      +1. always check this early on when diagnosing weird issues, because there's a good chance they haven't restarted since they last accidentally pulled the power cord.

      (personal favourite: 3 years for an XP box. It was definitely behaving strangely by the time I was called in)

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now