With Windows 10, you need to restart your PC for fewer activities. If you installed some driver, made some system-wide setting change, installed updates or if you uninstalled a program, Windows may need to restart. Except for these tasks, you can mostly avoid doing a full shutdown or restart. If you are interested in finding your Windows 10 uptime, here is how it can be done.
The total time for which your PC is turned on and operational since the last reboot is system up time. Note: the up time excludes the period during which your PC might be in sleep or hibernation. Here is how you can view the up time in Windows 10.
To find uptime in Windows 10, do the following.
Open the Task Manager app.
If you are using the new Task Manager, switch to the Performance tab. You can see the up time here live.
If you are using the classic (Windows 7-like) Task Manager in Windows 10, switch to the Performance tab. Under the System section, you can see the up time live.
Alternatively, you can find the operating system's up time at the command prompt or PowerShell.
In PowerShell, it can be done as follows.
Open PowerShell and type or paste the following command:
((get-date) - (gcim Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUptime).ToString('g')
In the output, you will find the operating system's up time. See the following screenshot:
At the command prompt, it can be done as follows.
Systeminfo is a console app bundled with Windows 10. It prints a lot of useful information at the command prompt including the computer's name, the installed operating system details, CPU information, the operating system uptime, and so on. To launch it, open a new command prompt and type
See the line System Boot Time. It displays the date and time at which the computer booted.
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