How to date a windows install?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mainframeguy, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Now this has to be the simplest operation - so reps to the first answer that works... and the first only ;)

    I have an old ASUS XP3000+ rig that has a failing maxtor primary drive - but it is failing in the kindest way so the rig keeps limping along fine and is actually my primary rig for all leisure activities...

    BUT it cannot take a format install (it's kinda messy, but has all my legacy stuff that is not critical, because I am lazy and can rely on our new 1TB server :smoker: )

    SO I got to wondering, how old is the install on there? Gotta be an easy one to tell the date from something - but not under System Properties (though I reckon MS should put it there!) and BTW it is current on updates etc etc... so how do I tell when I last formatted and installed XP?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Open up a Command Prompt window and run 'systeminfo'
    There should be an 'Original Install Date' item somewhere in there. :)
     
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  3. Mainframeguy

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    yep - 12/11/2003, 05:26:30 well vintage! Must have been an all-nighter!

    rep++

    thanks :)


    /me wonders who has older? Please vanquished - not back to your polling again!
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    interesting... only 40mb virtual mem in use.. lol
     
  5. X-Istence

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    D:\Documents and Settings\berregee>systeminfo

    Host Name: MENTAT44
    OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
    OS Configuration: Member Workstation
    OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
    Registered Owner: Dominic Pistillo
    Registered Organization: UAT
    Original Install Date: 8/21/2006, 10:23:27 AM
    System Up Time: 0 Days, 0 Hours, 54 Minutes, 55 Seconds
    System Manufacturer: Gateway
    System Model: E-6100
    System type: X86-based PC
    Processor(s): 2 Processor(s) Installed.
    [01]: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~
    2992 Mhz
    [02]: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~
    2992 Mhz
    BIOS Version: GATEWA - 20030717
    Windows Directory: D:\WINDOWS
    System Directory: D:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    System Locale: en-us;English (United States)
    Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
    Time Zone: (GMT-07:00) Arizona
    Total Physical Memory: 1,023 MB
    Available Physical Memory: 527 MB
    Virtual Memory: Max Size: 2,048 MB
    Virtual Memory: Available: 2,007 MB
    Virtual Memory: In Use: 41 MB
    Page File Location(s): D:\pagefile.sys
    Domain: Known-Universe.com
    Logon Server: \\AMTAL
    Hotfix(s): 142 Hotfix(s) Installed.
     
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  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Now much older but:
     
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  7. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    You know XP license keys can be reverse engineered from product id's?
     
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  8. tom9042

    tom9042 OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    I guess it's time for a new motherboard and CPU!
     
  9. Brad

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    you guys might want to take those product keys out.
     
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  10. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Nope, I never knew.




    Done.
     
  11. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
    Original Install Date: 1/10/2003, 10:43:33 AM
    System Up Time: 49 Days, 18 Hours, 6 Minutes, 16 Seconds
    Total Physical Memory: 1,023 MB
    Available Physical Memory: 616 MB
    Virtual Memory: Max Size: 2,048 MB
    Virtual Memory: Available: 2,009 MB
    Virtual Memory: In Use: 39 MB
     
  12. tzepp@cox.net

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    wouldn't the date your windows folder was created be the same date as the install?
     
  13. madmatt

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    The creation date of "Documents and Settings", "Program Files", and "WINDOWS" all carry the install date/time.
     
  14. rotjong

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    OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
    Original Install Date: 2003.01.09, 8:19:16 PM

    rotjong
     
  15. Brad

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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.5600]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Users\Brad>systeminfo
    Host Name: OMEGA
    OS Name: Microsoftr Windows VistaT Ultimate
    OS Version: 6.0.5600 N/A Build 5600
    OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
    OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
    OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
    Registered Owner: Brad
    Registered Organization:
    Product ID: xxxxx-xxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxx
    Original Install Date: 9/7/2006, 3:02:57 AM
    System Boot Time: 9/9/2006, 3:21:36 AM
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    System Type: X86-based PC
    Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
    [01]: x64 Family 15 Model 43 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD
    ~2211 Mhz
    BIOS Version: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A8N-SLI DELUXE ACPI BI
    OS Revision 1017-004, 2/13/2006
    Windows Directory: C:\Windows
    System Directory: C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    System Locale: en-us;English (United States)
    Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
    Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Total Physical Memory: 2,047 MB
    Available Physical Memory: 1,359 MB
    Page File: Max Size: 4,315 MB
    Page File: Available: 3,436 MB
    Page File: In Use: 879 MB
    Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
    Domain: PARKINGHAM
    Logon Server: \\OMEGA
    Hotfix(s): N/A
    Network Card(s): 2 NIC(s) Installed.
    [01]: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Connection Name: Local Area Connection
    DHCP Enabled: Yes
    DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1
    IP address(es)
    [01]: 192.168.1.106
    [02]: fe80::1885:145:ae12:8870
    [02]: Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Eth
    ernet Controller
    Connection Name: Local Area Connection 2
    Status: Media disconnected
     
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  16. ejn74

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    mine was 9/14/05 which is when I built it.
     
  17. Mainframeguy

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    the most useful part of the thread! :eek: :D

    rep++ Lord/Brad, that could have been :dead: for some....
     
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  18. Brad

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