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System Uptime Full Gadget Shows Windows 7/Vista Uptime Comparison

Up Time

‘System Uptime’ refers to the time during which a system is working without failure and has had zero downtimes. Over a period of time, a system can end up slowing down or breaking down due to excessive usage. One way of checking the current uptime of the system is through the Performance tab of the task manager and via the command prompt as explained in our post here. However, one might need more information to get a better comparison of system performance by checking the uptime from numerous intervals. System Uptime Full is a Windows Gadget that displays the system uptime from the time of system installation, current uptime and uptime of the last time the system was used.

It also displays some general information, including operating system type, version, date and time of operating system installation. This way you can compare your system’s uptime since the first time the OS was installed to the last and current usage. The gadget also displays the date and time of the last system usage which can be quite handy to track if the system is being over-used. The gadget is compatible with both Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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  1. Greeg, I really don’t understand your point. While you may not use your machine this way, for many people..their desktop machine is in effect being used as a home server. Today there are many applications for many people that run 24×7 on what has been described in the past as desktop machines. Using your desktop at home as a home server is not that uncommon these days.

    Buy a $60 Battery Backup System…and a modern desktop machine can run for days and weeks or more….no problem at all. Given that fact, it does come in handy to have a gadget to tell you in one quick glance just how long your machine has been up and running.

    Igogo, thanks for a useful gadget.

    Mike Boiko
    Londonderry, NH

  2. You know, I don’t understand the insensible need to see how long one can make a Windows machine run without reboot… at least not desktop machines.

    A server, maybe. They’re supposed to stay up without the need for reboot.

    But not desktop machines… workstations. The keyboard and mouse interactions, screen changes, memory swapping, opening and closing of things, etc., make desktop machines the sort of Windows machine which should be rebooted pretty much daily (or nightly, or whenever one wants, just so it’s at least once per 24 hours).

    There is no honor — nothing of which to be proud — in keeping a Windows machine on the desktop running for days, weeks or months without rebooting. I know that’s a big thing with Linux machines, whether or not on the desktop, but not Windows machines — or evern Macs — in the desktop.

    Anyone who thinks it is is both misduided, and hasn’t enough to do in life.

    Here’s the irony of this tool, though: As a Windows Gadget, it sits on the Windows Sidebar, which is one of the very things which messes with processors and RAM in a manner which makes minimum daily rebooting essential. There’s some kind of weird poetic justice in that.

    Gregg DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

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