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Windows XP Build Date Registry Key

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I need the registry key that contains the build date info for Windows XP. Please do not post how to obtain it via 'systeminfo' as I need the actual registry key location.
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hklm\software\microsoft\wbem
Value Build
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...that may be where wmi pulls it though...try this one
hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion
Value CurrentBuiltNumber

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HKLM\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
InstallDate
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overlooked the date part of that sorry...glad you found it though.
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Yeah, I had been looking for a solid 20 minutes...bugger...I wish it was human readable.
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Incidentally, in case you weren't aware, the date is encoded as the number of seconds from January 1, 1970....this utility will convert it.
http://www.savilltech.com/download/wininfo.zip
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It is, if you want to pull out a calculator... :^)
I think you can get it much easier with wmi/vbscripting...if you're interested...
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awesome. That aided me in the question! Points for you!
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PS i was lazy and just used google for a Epoch converter
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Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)
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gotta make sure you maintain straight A's
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Haha! Of course!!
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Here's my two pennies worth.

I use this on servers to find out when they were first built.

C:\systeminfo | find /i "install date"
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