Your oldest windows install?

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    What is your oldest Windows install that still works / is in use today?

    We have some pretty old computers at work, one of them is running Windows XP and has an install date of: 12/09/2003, 14:50:51

    I don't think its doing bad for an almost 10 year old computer, its still pretty snappy. Although it will be replaced sometime as its not capable of running Windows 8.

    10-year-windows-xp-install.jpg

    To find-out open a command prompt and type in:

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    systeminfo|find /i "install date"
     
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    My windows 7 install has the date of: 27/9/2010 8:38:00 PM
    I used to own some old computers with windows xp on it, i got rid of them though.
     
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    I have 3 PCs and a laptop. So I have Windows XP 2 Windows 7 and Windows 8.
     
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    This is what i run now, i always want the latest version.

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    10/02/2013, 15:26:09

    Currently using Windows XP, but in 2014 I'll be updating to Windows 7 because in 2014 Windows XP will be officially discontinued.
     
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    Lol don't use it now but I had windows 3.1 that me and you tried to upgrade with no luck
     
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    Do you type that in with or without the quotation marks? That's also the wrong command. I just tried it and all I got was this:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Alison>systeminfo|find /i "install date"
    'systeminfo' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Alison>systeminfo|find /i install date
    'systeminfo' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Alison>
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Try doing

    cd C:\Windows\System32

    then systeminfo|find /i "install date"

    You can do systeminfo without quotes however it usually displays too much info to see what you want.
     
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    Windows 7 :P
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Very recent then ;)

    I have a Windows 7 install from July 2009 on my old PC, cant older than that for Windows 7! (unless some people are still running a beta version)
     
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    Sure is, thanks to Windows 8 :P.

    I don't think anyone could still be running a beta version of Windows 7 from back then could they?, I thought Microsoft had a kill-date in the beta?
     
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    Yup they did, however a patch was released to remove it. Although as you say ill be amazed if anyone is still running it all these years later.
     

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