Solved

Windows XP Build Date Registry Key

Posted on 2007-03-26
13
2,487 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
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.
0
Comment
Question by:bigjimbo813
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 5
13 Comments
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18792951
hklm\software\microsoft\wbem
Value Build
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18792964
...that may be where wmi pulls it though...try this one
hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion
Value CurrentBuiltNumber

0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:bigjimbo813
ID: 18792970
HKLM\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
InstallDate
0
MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18792983
overlooked the date part of that sorry...glad you found it though.
0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:bigjimbo813
ID: 18792993
Yeah, I had been looking for a solid 20 minutes...bugger...I wish it was human readable.
0
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 500 total points
ID: 18793004
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
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18793008
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...
0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:bigjimbo813
ID: 18793136
awesome. That aided me in the question! Points for you!
0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:bigjimbo813
ID: 18793145
PS i was lazy and just used google for a Epoch converter
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18793150
Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)
0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:bigjimbo813
ID: 18793162
gotta make sure you maintain straight A's
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18793173
Haha! Of course!!
0
 

Expert Comment

by:WhiskyOne
ID: 26167306
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"
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If your system is showing symptoms of browser hijacks or 'google search redirects' check out my other article (http://rdsrc.us/u3GP7A) first and run the tool TDSSKiller (http://rdsrc.us/GDBBs4) to get rid of the infection. Once done, and if the …
cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, rese…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question