How to Quickly Find the System Uptime in Windows 10

Dave LeClair 26-11-2015

When is the last time you turned your PC off? Yesterday? A week ago? Last year? If you can’t remember how long your system has been on (AKA its uptime), there are a few ways you can find out.


You can use a Command Prompt window 7 Quick Tips to Improve the Windows Command Prompt You should learn more about the Command Prompt. It's a more valuable resource than most people realize. These tips will improve your command line experience, even if you're a seasoned user. Read More to quickly find out how long your PC has been up. Launch the Command Prompt desktop app, and when the prompt is open, type net stats srv. The very first line will show you the uptime of your computer.


You can also use the task manager 5 Powerful Alternatives to the Windows Task Manager Task Killer would be a better name for the native Windows Task Manager since we only bring it up to kill unresponsive processes. Alternative Task Managers allow you to actually manage your processes. Read More . To do so, go to the Performance tab. There’s a section for uptime displayed there. Personally, I find this to be the quickest and easiest way.

You can also run a tool called Systeminfo, which will show you all kinds of information about your computer, one of which is the time your computer has been on. To access this, open a Run prompt by pressing Windows Key + R, then type systeminfo and hit Enter.

If you like using PowerShell, you can also open an elevated PowerShell prompt Command Prompt vs. Windows PowerShell: What's the Difference? Windows users can get by without using either the Command Prompt or PowerShell. But with Windows 10 and new features around the corner, maybe it's about time we learned. Read More  and then type this: (get-date) – (gcim Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUpTime. This will let you see the time the system has been on, taken all the way down to milliseconds.

Which method are you going to use? Let us know in the comments below!

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