Re: Vista Format
"JamesJ" <jjy@darwin_roadrunner.com> wrote in message
>I see. That's the creation date on the installation disc.
Yes. In addition, some developers use the date and time stamps to identify
A support rep, for example, might (perhaps more in the past) ask you for the
date of a particular file to determine exactly what software version is in
> "Mike Hall - MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> "JamesJ" <jjy@darwin_roadrunner.com> wrote in message
>>> I've noticed some files on my hard drive and the Windows folder is
>>> reported as being created in 2006.
>>> Since 2006 I have formatted my hard drive 3 times using the Vista setup.
>>> I know for a fact that the last time I formatted and reinstalled was
>>> January 2009.
>>> Can someone explain why these files and the Windows folder shows an
>>> earlier date??
>>> When selecting the Format command during setup does Windows actually
>>> everything form the hard drive? I have noticed that the format doesn't
>>> take very long, at least
>>> not half as long as it used to with earlier versions of Windows.
>>> If Windows doesn't actually remove everything form one's hard drive, can
>>> someone suggest
>>> some 3rd part software that will format a hard drive?
>> They are reported as being created in 2006 because that was the creation
>> year, and whether one installs during 2006, 2007, 2008 or 2009, doesn't
>> alter the fact..
>> Mike Hall - MVP Windows Experience