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January 27, 2005 5:53:02 PM

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I need to know how to find out when Windows XP home and pro was last installed.
Anonymous
January 27, 2005 7:50:07 PM

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Try viewing the files in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The predominate
Date Modified (or at least the earliest date modified) should be it. Use
the Details view.

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"Chmilz" <Chmilz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I need to know how to find out when Windows XP home and pro was last
>installed.
Anonymous
January 27, 2005 8:39:39 PM

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Open Windows Explorer » click on the C drive » sort by date » what is the oldest date?

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Just my 2¢ worth,
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Anonymous
January 27, 2005 9:51:52 PM

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Chmilz wrote:
> I need to know how to find out when Windows XP home and pro was last installed.


For WinXP Pro, click Start > Run > CMD, and then "systeminfo." For
WinXP Home, use Windows Explorer to see the date that your C:\Windows
folder was created.

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Anonymous
January 28, 2005 11:07:00 AM

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=?Utf-8?B?Q2htaWx6?= <Chmilz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
news:FAB64147-4898-4585-A367-1782ACC0374B@microsoft.com:

> I need to know how to find out when Windows XP home and pro was last
> installed.

Looking for the oldest file date will not be correct if the PC was upgraded
to XP.
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 3:41:37 AM

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A quick check on my system reveals that I installed on 21/8/2002
I've upgraded my entire system 3 times since then. All new hardware now. I
transfer the hard drive and run a Repair Install. I've upgraded from the
original version to SP1, and now SP2. No clean installs since I first
installed XP on August 21, 2002

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Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Bruce Chambers" <bruce_a_chambers@h0tmail.com> wrote in message
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> Chmilz wrote:
>> I need to know how to find out when Windows XP home and pro was last
>> installed.
>
>
> For WinXP Pro, click Start > Run > CMD, and then "systeminfo." For WinXP
> Home, use Windows Explorer to see the date that your C:\Windows folder was
> created.
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 3:42:37 AM

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I was going to add that I'll bet Ken Blake would be proud of me <G>.

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Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Bruce Chambers" <bruce_a_chambers@h0tmail.com> wrote in message
news:o t9XxvNBFHA.136@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Chmilz wrote:
>> I need to know how to find out when Windows XP home and pro was last
>> installed.
>
>
> For WinXP Pro, click Start > Run > CMD, and then "systeminfo." For WinXP
> Home, use Windows Explorer to see the date that your C:\Windows folder was
> created.
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 11:30:09 AM

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In news:%23Un4E3cBFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl,
Harry Ohrn <harry---@webtree.ca> typed:

>I was going to add that I'll bet Ken Blake would be proud of me
><G>.


I had to reread your message a couple of times, but then I found
"No clean installs since I first
installed XP on August 21, 2002."

Yes, I'm proud of you! <vbg>

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Please reply to the newsgroup




> "Bruce Chambers" <bruce_a_chambers@h0tmail.com> wrote in
> message
> news:o t9XxvNBFHA.136@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Chmilz wrote:
>>> I need to know how to find out when Windows XP home and pro
>>> was last
>>> installed.
>>
>>
>> For WinXP Pro, click Start > Run > CMD, and then "systeminfo."
>> For
>> WinXP Home, use Windows Explorer to see the date that your
>> C:\Windows folder was created.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Bruce Chambers
>>
>> Help us help you:
>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>>
>> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count
>> on
>> having both at once. - RAH
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 2:17:52 PM

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"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> In news:%23Un4E3cBFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl,
> Harry Ohrn <harry---@webtree.ca> typed:
>
>>I was going to add that I'll bet Ken Blake would be proud of me <G>.
>
>
> I had to reread your message a couple of times, but then I found "No clean
> installs since I first
> installed XP on August 21, 2002."
>
> Yes, I'm proud of you! <vbg>
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>

LOL. Thanks Ken. Doing some basic disk management is really important. I
recall my son having an e-Machine Celeron 500 that we originally installed
Windows 98 on. We upgraded it to 98 SE then to Windows Me which he ran for
nearly 3 years before we upgraded it to Windows XP. It ran for another year
before we retired computer. I moved the hard drive to the new system, ran a
Repair Install on it and it ran for another 6 months before he decide to
wipe it out and do a clean install.

I've taught both my son and my wife to keep their systems maintained. They
are regular computer users and use their systems the way most people will.
About once per month now I do a wee bit of housekeeping for them but
generally their systems are problem free.
--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
Anonymous
January 30, 2005 12:25:26 AM

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Look for the Wpa.bak (this will state when activated last time)
That's the closest I can get.
Kaylene


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>I need to know how to find out when Windows XP home and pro was last installed.
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