Can I find out how old my pc is?

  Picklefactory 11:16 26 Feb 08

Might sound dumb, but this is my work pc, which is pants incidentally, so don't know when it was purchased, and I'm told I can have shiny, new one if mine is over 3 years old. IT not being helpful, does my pc know how old it is, and if so, where can I find it?

  johnnyrocker 11:19 26 Feb 08

depending on your os right click 'my computer' on desk top and select proerties.


  Picklefactory 11:20 26 Feb 08

Thanks johnnyrocker, tried that, no date I'm afraid, just processor, RAM details etc.

  AlexPB 11:22 26 Feb 08

well you can get a rough idea, assuming that the operating system has not been reinstalled or a newer version installed, bassically if the pc is as it was when new.

Right click on 'My Computer', go to properties and then in the 'General' tab look at 'system' (it should say what operating system you have ie: 'Windows XP version 2002') and see what the date is when registered (like above 2002).

Thats just a rough idea.


  Picklefactory 11:22 26 Feb 08

Probably should add, running XP Pro SP2. It's HP DX2000 MT, if that helps. Hmmm maybe would have been a good idea to Google that, DOH! I'll do that now.

  AlexPB 11:23 26 Feb 08

Look on teh back of the base unit and there should be a little windows sticker with the id info on it check on that.

  johnnyrocker 11:23 26 Feb 08

it should have on the general tab dates etc, maybe ask your firms IT fellows.?


  AlexPB 11:24 26 Feb 08

I think that they were 2004 PC's

  Technotiger 11:48 26 Feb 08

click here

Download/run SIW this will tell you the exact date ...

  Picklefactory 11:48 26 Feb 08

johnnyrocker, nah, no dates there

AlexPB, OEM Windows sticker only, no dates on that either.

I do have HP sticker on the back with bar code and HUB4400145, I'll try Googling that.

  Picklefactory 11:49 26 Feb 08

Crossed posts, I'll check that now, thanks

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