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View System Uptime

By: Arie Slob

OK, this is always a frequent request, since we've finally gotten rid of that buggy Windows 9x code... the question comes to mind: how long has our system been running?

In Windows XP that's pretty easy to find out (along with some other interesting details):

  1. Select Start > Run
  2. In the Open: box type cmd and press OK
  3. At the command prompt type systeminfo

When Windows has gathered the data, the System Uptime can be found near the top of the report.

Note: The program that gathers this data is only available in Windows XP Professional. You can copy the systeminfo.exe from Windows XP Pro to Windows XP Home (place it in \Windows\System32), it will run fine on XP Home.