Curious about when you installed Windows and how long you’ve been chugging along without a system refresh? Read on as i show you a simple way to see how long in the tooth your Windows installation is...

Although you only intended to ask one question, Your direct question is an easy one to answer (how to check the Windows installation date). Let’s start off with the easy one: how to check your installation date.

There are some things you can only do from the command line, even on Windows. Some of these tools don’t have graphical equivalents, while others are just plain faster to use than their graphical interfaces.

Don't waste the precious space on the Windows 8 Start screen with tiles you don't use. Pin your favorite Web sites to the Start screen instead...