You can easily find out the installation time of the Windows operating system you have installed on your Desktop or Laptop using CMD or PowerShell tools.
How to Learn Windows Installation Date
You can find the install date in all editions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. If you are using an older operating system, such as Windows 95, 98, or Windows 2000, you will not be able to use PowerShell, but CMD is also available in older versions of Windows.
The easiest way to find out the initial install date or time of the Microsoft operating system is the Windows folder created on the C:\ drive. When you examine the properties of this folder, you can see that the creation date of this folder is the system installation date.
The following image shows the installation date of your operating system.
When you look at the image above, you can check the installation date based on the creation date of the Windows folder.
Learning Operating System Installation Date using CMD
There are multiple ways to find out the install date of your operating system. For example, you can use the CMD command prompt to find out when Windows installed.
All new or older versions of Windows have a CMD command prompt. To open the CMD prompt, press and hold the Windows Key + R to open Run, type cmd, and then press Enter.
After opening the CMD prompt, type [systeminfo] and press Enter. You can find out when you installed Windows from “Original Install Date” in Systeminfo output.
You can also use the [ systeminfo | find “Original” ] command to briefly list the installation date using CMD.
Learning the Operating System Installation Date using PowerShell
Another way to find out the installation date is to use PowerShell. Using PowerShell, you can easily learn the installation time of Win XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.
To run PowerShell on Windows 10, open the Start Menu and type “powershell” and run it after you find it.
After opening PowerShell, you can find out when you installed Windows using the command [ gcim Win32_OperatingSystem | select InstallDate ].
In this article, we’ve explored step by step on how to find the installation date of your computer. You can also use the systeminfo command to view other operating system information. Thanks for following us!