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How to find your computer’s age?

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It’s a well-known fact that the older a computer gets, the more its performance depreciates over time. This is especially true for laptops where you don’t really have much headroom for upgrades. 

Sure you can find out the serial number of your machine from the hardware information stickers on the back and call up the manufacturer for more details or just Google the model number to find out which year your machine was released in and take a guess when it was initially bought — if you aren’t the first user).

However both these methods will only give you an approximation. Just how accurate that approximation will be is anyone’s guess. In this article, we’re going to talk about how to easily find the age of your PC in a much more accurate manner.

Also read: What is Secure boot and how to disable it?

How to find your computer’s age in Windows 10?

Step 1: Press Windows key + R and type in cmd. Hit Enter.

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Step 2: When the command prompt opens, type in systeminfo and hit Enter.

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Step 3: Now there are two ways to determine your machine’s age here. One is by looking at the Windows installation date and other is by checking the BIOS installation date.

Finding a PC’s age via Windows installation date

Scroll down to find the Original Installation date. This is the Windows installation date on your machine. If you haven’t reinstalled Windows on your machine ever since you’ve got it, this is probably when it was set up and manufactured. 

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Finding a PC’s age via BIOS installation date

If you have made a fresh installation of Windows and the above date is something recent, scroll further and you’ll see the BIOS Version. This is when your System BIOS was installed. This is also the most probable date your system was manufactured and will help you determine your computer’s age more accurately.

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Also read: How to check VRAM in Windows 10?


Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: