How to find the date and time of initial Windows 10 installation

How to find the date and time of initial Windows 10 installation

This guide will show you different ways to find the original date and time when current Windows 10 is installed on your PC.

Find the date and time of the original Windows 10 installation using the systeminfo command

1. Open Command Prompt.

2. Copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt and press Enter.

systeminfo | find "Original Install Date"
Find the date and time of the original Windows 10 installation using the systeminfo command

Find the date and time of the original Windows 10 installation using the WMIC command

1. Open Command Prompt.

2. Copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt, and then press Enter.

wmic os get installdate

The results will be returned with a string of digits. The first part of these digits represents the initial Windows 10 installation time and data in the format below, with a 24-hour time format.

YYYYMMDDHHMMSS

For example: 20160707132247.000000-300 translates to: 2016/07/07 13:22:47 or July 7, 2016 1:22:47 pm.

Find the date and time of the original Windows 10 installation using the WMIC command

Find the date and time of original Windows 10 installation in PowerShell

1. Open PowerShell.

2. Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell and press Enter.

([WMI]'').ConvertToDateTime((Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).InstallDate)
Find the date and time of original Windows 10 installation in PowerShell

View the date and time history of previous Windows 10 versions installed in PowerShell

1. Open PowerShell.

2. Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell and press Enter.

Code:

Get-ChildItem -Path HKLM:SystemSetupSource* | ForEach-Object {Get-ItemProperty -Path Registry::$_} | Select-Object ProductName, ReleaseID, CurrentBuild, @{n="Install Date"; e={([DateTime]'1/1/1970').AddSeconds($_.InstallDate)}} | Sort-Object "Install Date"
View the date and time history of previous Windows 10 versions installed in PowerShell

I wish you all success!

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