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How To Check Your System’s Uptime In Windows 7, Vista, XP

Are you an administrator and want to know the uptime of one of the systems connected? Or your system might have recovered from a possible power failure and you need to know the exact time? System administrators generally look up for the system uptime to either log off or shut down certain PC, there a re plenty of 3rd party applications that allow you to find the exact uptime of your system. We have listed some method to find the uptime using Windows XP, Vista, and 7’s build-in tools.

Windows 7 / Vista: Method 1 – Using Task Manager

Right-click on the Taskbar, and click Task Manager or click Ctrl+Shift+Esc to go directly to the Task Manager.

task manager

In Task Manager, select the Performance tab. The current system uptime is shown under System.


Windows 7 / Vista: Method 2 – Using System Information Tool

Harder to remember by heart, but useful for various scripting options.

Navigate to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt or simply type cmd on Vista Search bar.

In the Command Prompt type systeminfo and press Enter.


Scroll down to find the entry System Boot Time, this will give the exact uptime of the system.


Windows 7 / Vista: Method 3 – Using Uptime Gadget

There are many gadgets from Windows Vista Sidebar that allows you to monitor System uptime. Go here, and download the one you like the most. 😉


Windows XP

To easily find the uptime in Windows XP go to Start > Run type in cmd then click OK. This will bring up the command prompt where you will need to type in systeminfo.


It will take a couple of moments for the analysis to complete and get the results. Now scroll down to find the entry System Boot Time, this will give the exact uptime of the system in days, hours, minutes, and seconds.


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