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Windows 7: computer's life time

15 Apr 2012   #1
KLR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
computer's life time

hello guys,

I bought a new laptop, but I think it was used before, so I would like to know, is there any way from which I can know when my laptop was firstly run? like when it was turned on or dunno.. anything what would help.. its an HP Pavilion dv6 running Windows 7.
thanks for helping me everytime, I really appreciate everything..

I hope to hear from you soon


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15 Apr 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

well if the logs have never been wiped you could check the system logs to see when the first message popped up.
right click my computer click manage
expand event viewer
expand windows logs
start digging.
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15 Apr 2012   #3
bbearren

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64
 
 

All new laptops and PC's are "used before". They all go through a "burn in" period after assembly to make sure that they are going to function as advertised.

What gives you the impression that it is used?
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15 Apr 2012   #4
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

When you first booted up, did it bring you to a welcome screen where you could create your own account?
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15 Apr 2012   #5
KLR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
well if the logs have never been wiped you could check the system logs to see when the first message popped up.
right click my computer click manage
expand event viewer
expand windows logs
start digging.
I tried it.. didn't find any clear answer...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
All new laptops and PC's are "used before". They all go through a "burn in" period after assembly to make sure that they are going to function as advertised.

What gives you the impression that it is used?
just when I bought it, I didn't look at the pack, but when I got home the "sticker" on the pack was cut.. I thought that they just checked the content of the pack and that there is nothing missing.. anyway, when I go to "uninstall or change programs" at control panel, I found out that some programs were installed from 11/2011 (starting programs such as HP games, connection manager.. etc).. and I bought the computer yesterday.. so I don't know :\

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
When you first booted up, did it bring you to a welcome screen where you could create your own account?
when I first opened it, I had screen saying "preparing windows for the first time" or something like that, later I created my own account and registered the product at HP's website.
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15 Apr 2012   #6
bbearren

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The OS and programs on a new PC are installed from a drive image. The same image might be used for weeks or months, until it is updated. It is not unusual for programs to appear to have been installed a few months earlier, since that is when they were installed on the drive image. That doesn't necessarily mean that the computer is "used".
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15 Apr 2012   #7
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

When you buy a brand new car, do you honestly think it's never been driven before ? What you have is abrand new laptop never used, someone has to load the software for you and set the laptop up ready for you to run the first time use
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15 Apr 2012   #8
KLR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
The OS and programs on a new PC are installed from a drive image. The same image might be used for weeks or months, until it is updated. It is not unusual for programs to appear to have been installed a few months earlier, since that is when they were installed on the drive image. That doesn't necessarily mean that the computer is "used".
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
When you buy a brand new car, do you honestly think it's never been driven before ? What you have is abrand new laptop never used, someone has to load the software for you and set the laptop up ready for you to run the first time use
just I thought maybe :P thanks a lot anyway I really appreciate everything..
people on this site never let me down whenever I need help there was always someone who helped me, so thanks again.
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15 Apr 2012   #9
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Any new laptop which comes preloaded with windows, has to be installed by the OEM manufacturer before he dispatches it to the stores. This will install the windows and the bloatware from manufacturer. Probably the date you have seen 11/2011 is the date on which the windows is preloaded and preactivated.

From that time till you operate the system for the first time no one has used it (which is proved as you got the message "preparing windows for the first time").

I got a new Toshiba laptop from Amazon USA and it was a similar experience like yours. So be assured that you got a new laptop in mint condition and start enjoying it.
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15 Apr 2012   #10
KLR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
Any new laptop which comes preloaded with windows, has to be installed by the OEM manufacturer before he dispatches it to the stores. This will install the windows and the bloatware from manufacturer. Probably the date you have seen 11/2011 is the date on which the windows is preloaded and preactivated.

From that time till you operate the system for the first time no one has used it (which is proved as you got the message "preparing windows for the first time").

I got a new Toshiba laptop from Amazon USA and it was a similar experience like yours. So be assured that you got a new laptop in mint condition and start enjoying it.
understood thank you man
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