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Poll: When was the last time you installed Windows on your main PC.

When was the last time you installed Windows on your main PC.

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#1 xdot.tk

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:31

As the title says, When was the last time you installed Windows on your main PC?

I'll start. About 2 1/2 years ago because I got a new i5 PC with empty hard drives. Windows XP. I installed XP on my moms computer over 5 years ago. Both still running good.

You can download the attached file, ( Attached File  InstallDate.vbs.txt   556bytes   92 downloads ) remove the .txt extension so that it's InstallDate.vbs, run it and it will give you the date. You can also find it by running systeminfo in a command prompt.

P.S. We don't care if you're on a Mac.


#2 Max Norris

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:43

Main system would be mid October 2009, Windows 7, just under 3 years. Still runs as good as the fresh install, probably the most reliable version I've ever used. Although probably going to switch up to 8 in a few months after the dust has settled a bit after it officially hits the shelves.
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#3 CPressland

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  • Location: England
  • OS: OS X Mavericks

Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:49

P.S. We don't care if you're on a Mac.


What about my FreeBSD DB Server? :D 7 years ago :D

But in all seriousness, 9 months. Fresh 7 install in a VM for using Microsoft Dynamics CRM in.

#4 Detection

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  • Location: UK
  • OS: 7 SP1 x64

Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:51

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#5 grayscale

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:54

Just a week ago :p

Installed Windows 8 Pro.

#6 Lee G.

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  • OS: Windows 8.1

Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:06

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Although my Windows 7 install is almost three years old, installed on October 9, 2009.

#7 MikroMan

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  • Location: Slovenia
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:13

Windows 7, about two years ago... Waiting for my server to arrive, to make some backups and then try new W8.

#8 +Fractalizer

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  • Joined: 03-February 09
  • Location: England
  • OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:15

Good god this has to be the longest I have had the same Windows Install for. Usually I had to re-install every 6 months o.o.
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#9 SiCKX

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  • OS: Windows 7 x64

Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:20

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Installation Date: 18 May 2011, 23:17
Serial Number: <snipped>

It has been a while.

Edited by lcg, 29 September 2012 - 12:44. Reason: Removed product key


#10 Pupik

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:34

^ Any reason you pasted the serial too?

And installed mine in August 27, 2012.

#11 Osiris

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  • OS: WIndows 8.2
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:37

Interesting question, I actually think its decreased with age its been almost 13 months to the day.

#12 Kravex

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:45

Doing it now, just got a new motherboard/CPU upgrade for my media PC.

#13 Dot Matrix

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:56

About 2 months ago when I switched around my hard drives and setup a home server.

#14 jamwheat

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:57

put Windows 8 on the day it was available from Technet. gonna see how long I can go wtihout a reinstall.

#15 Aergan

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  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro / Server 2012 R2 / Xubuntu 14.04
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 13:05

Installed Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM on 22/09/2012. Will be rebuilding 2012 domain tonight if the second 3TB HDD turns up.