Quote: Originally Posted by samjambo
the thing is when he bought it it was already booted..he bought it on 8/11/2012..
it had a few scratches and he didn't buy it directly from the manufacturer..and the seller claimed it was ex-display..which would help to explain the scratches..and he got it at a very low price.
Ok what do you mean it was Already Booted?
Was there already a User profile on it? A username? In other words when it was turned on for the first time by your friend he didn't have to go through the normal setup pages that asks for Location, a Username, Computer name and all the normal stuff that comes up when the system is turned on for the first time or with a clean install of the OS?
My thought as to why there is a difference in the recovery section and the first turn on date is that the image used in the recovery section on the system may be months old. The manufacturers create one image for all there newest models and load that same image on every unit that is built and sold. If you bought that model 3-4-5 months after it original came out it would still have that same image that was created when that model was first introduced. Causing the date in the recovery section to be months old before the system was turned on for the first time.