How to date a windows install?

Mainframeguy

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#1
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?
 

Mainframeguy

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#3
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!
 

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#5
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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Admiral Michael

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#6
Now much older but:
Host Name: MAIN
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Uniprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Admiral Michael
Registered Organization: Michaelsoft Systems
Original Install Date: 6/15/2003, 1:44:17 AM
System Up Time: 22 Days, 18 Hours, 2 Minutes, 48 Seconds
System Manufacturer: SiS
System Model: 730S
System type: X86-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
[01]: x86 Family 6 Model 3 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~892 Mhz
BIOS Version: AMIINT - 1000
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: 383 MB
Available Physical Memory: 146 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size: 2,048 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 2,002 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use: 46 MB
Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
Domain: WORKGROUP
Logon Server: \\MAIN
Hotfix(s): 170 Hotfix(s) Installed.
 
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tom9042

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#8
Original Install Date: March 25, 2003

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

bush dogg

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#11
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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
 

madmatt

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#13
The creation date of "Documents and Settings", "Program Files", and "WINDOWS" all carry the install date/time.
 

rotjong

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#14
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
Original Install Date: 2003.01.09, 8:19:16 PM

rotjong
 

Brad

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#15
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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