Want to know the installation date of an app installed from Windows Store in Windows 10 so that you can determine when the trail period expires? Want to check the install date of a traditional program that you downloaded from the web? In this guide, we will see how to check install date of apps and programs in Windows 10.
There are two ways out there to check the install date of programs in Windows 10. You can either use the new Settings app or the classic Control Panel to determine the install date of programs. However, since Control Panel supports only traditional desktop programs, you need to use the Settings app to know the install date of apps installed from Store.
Following are the two ways to check install date of apps and programs in Windows 10.
Check install date of apps and programs in Settings
Step 1: Open Settings app either by clicking its icon in the left-side of the Start menu or simultaneously pressing Windows logo and I keys on the keyboard.
Step 2: On the home screen of Settings app, click System icon.
Step 3: Click Apps & Features to view all installed apps and programs with the installation date. If you want to view recently installed programs and apps first, please select Sort by install date from the drop-down menu.
As you can see in the picture above, the install date of an app appears next to app’s name.
Please note that the Settings app shows the last updated date as install date. For instance, if you installed a program or app on April 28th and it’s updated on May 5th, then the Settings app shows May 5 as the install date of the app. In the picture below, the Settings app displaying install date for 3D Builder app as 26th but in reality the app was installed along with Windows 10 a few months ago.
Check install date of programs in Control Panel
This is the traditional method of knowing installation date of programs. Note that this method is applicable only to classic desktop programs and can’t be used to check the install date of apps installed from Store.
Step 1: Type Control Panel in Start menu or taskbar search box and then press Enter key to open Control Panel.
Step 2: Change the View by to Small icons, and then click Programs and Features.
Step 3: Here, you can view installation date for all installed programs. If you can’t view the Installed date column as shown below, click More options (see picture below) and then select Details view. And if the Details column is not appearing even in Details view, right-click on the toolbar and then click Installed on.