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Is there a way to see if a computer has been started after the first of the month.  I am trying to figure this out to backup data in an Access database.
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About the easiest way is to write the date to the registry (using SaveSettings) every time your app starts.  Then compare the date with Now and run your backup utility if the month is different.

Sub Main()
  Dim dtOld As Date

  dtOld = GetSetting("MyApp", "Startup", "OldDate", Now)
  If Month(dtOld) <> Month(Now) Then
    Call BackupDB
  End If
  SaveSetting "MyApp", "Startup", "OldDate", Now
End Sub
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