Sunday, December 21, 2008

Findind the System Uptime in Windows XP

How long has your system been running?

It surely depends on if the question is referring to your system at home or the one at office. As everyone knows, most of the IT Professionals are unfortunately habitual of leaving their system on for weeks or even months. Did it ring a bell?? Lol

Anyways, here we will see how to identify how long a system is running and this tutorial is specific to Windows XP.

Click Start -> Run and type cmd to open up a command prompt.
At the prompt, type systeminfo

Wait for a couple of seconds and scroll down the list of information to the line that says 'System Up Time'.

This will tell you in days, hours, minutes and seconds how long the system has been up.

Note: This command only works in XP Pro and not in XP Home. You can, however, type net statistics workstation at the prompt in Home. The first line will tell you the day and time that the system came online.