How to Detect Windows Original Install Date and Hot Fix Dates

Motivation:

You have an application that had been working well but it has encountered issues after you upgraded your Windows.

You need to determine your Windows original install date to check when your application worked well and use the date to check which Windows version worked well with the application.

You need to determine all of your hot fix dates to guess when your application may have been broken.

Procedure:

  1. Right click Start icon, click on Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows Powershell (Admin)
  2. Type below command and press Enter to get the Windows original install date
systeminfo | find /I "Install Date"

Alternatively, you can use below command to get the Windows original install date

([WMI] "").ConvertToDateTime(((Get-WmiObject -class win32_operatingsystem).installdate))

Type below command and press Enter to get the Windows hot fix dates

Get-Hotfix | Sort-object InstalledOn -Descending

  • Displaying Windows OS information:
systeminfo | findstr OS
  • Finding a KB:
dism /online /get-packages | findstr KB4093119