Determine how long a Windows PC has been running

Sometimes we wonder for how long we have been sitting in front of the computer. When we are busy with some work in the computer and forget that we have been sitting in front of the computer for a long time. Here is the tutorial to find out the exact time of your windows PC start up time.

Determine how long a Windows PC has been running
Determining the exact start up time for Windows is sometimes very useful. Sitting in front of computer for a long time can cause many health issues as well as causes overheating and lead to severe damage to the computer hardware. Many users keep on wondering for the exact time of startup, this is found to be important especially for the parents to keep a track for how long their children are been to computer. Here is the method or say a trick to find out the exact time of your windows PC start up time.

From Task Manager

You can determine the time for your Windows start up easily from the Windows Task Manager. It shows the boot-up time of your computer. Press Ctrl+ Shift +Esc keys at a time to bring up the Task Manager. Tap on the Performance tab in the task manager window and look at the up time there. See the Screenshot below.

start up time from task manager

You can also open windows task manager by a right clicking on windows taskbar and select the option Start Task Manager from the list that appears.

start task manager

From Command Prompt

  • Open Windows Command Prompt from the start menu. Go to start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt or
  • open the Run Dialog box and type in cmd and hit enter
  • In the command window, type the commands given below to get the desired results. These commands will help you find uptime of your computer.

net statistics server
net stats srv
systeminfo

start up time from command prompt systeminfo

 

You can see different actions taking place in the computer, using the commands given above.

Upon following the methods described above you can easily find out the exact start time of your Windows computer.

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