FInd Out When You Installed an App or Program in Windows 10

Dave LeClair 29-04-2016

Have you ever wondered when you installed an app or program in Windows How to View Installed Apps in Windows 10 in Grid Mode Got too many apps in your Windows 10 apps list? Here's how to view them in a grid and get them under control. Read More ? As it turns out, Microsoft has made it easy to find out when an app was installed on your PC.


Well, sort of. While you find the information really easily (as we’ll show you), it actually shows when the app was updated 7 Ways to Temporarily Turn Off Windows Update in Windows 10 Windows Update keeps your system patched and safe. In Windows 10 you're at the mercy of Microsoft's schedule unless you know hidden settings and tweaks. So, keep Windows Update under control. Read More . So if, for example, you downloaded a program on March 1st, but updated it on April 2nd, you’d see the later date as the installed time.

Caveat aside, getting the info is Windows 10 is incredibly easy. Open the Settings app How to Change Default Apps and Settings in Windows 10 Here's how to change default programs and settings in Windows 10 if you aren't happy with how it behaves out of the box. Read More (either by typing Settings into Cortana How to Make Cortana Organize Your Life Your life is so complex, you deserve a personal assistant. Meet Cortana, your virtual assistant ready to serve at the tip of your tongue. We'll show you how to effectively delegate tasks to Cortana. Read More , or hitting Windows key + I). From there, click System, then Apps & features.

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Each app will show you when installation date on the right side of the screen. If you want to see which apps are oldest or newest, you can use the sort dropbox to organize them by date.

It doesn’t get much easier than that!


What’s the oldest installed program on your computer? Let us know in the comments!

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