Ritesh’s Technical Blog

View System Uptime

Posted on: February 7, 2009

You can view your system uptime or in other words for how long your system has been started by follwing the below given steps. This tutorial doesnot require any 3rd party tool to check your system time.

When Windows has gathered the data, the System Uptime can be found near the top of the report. For Windows XP it is very easy to find out –

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

you will get the screen like one below


The highlighted entry shows your system up time, if you look at the screen above you will find a lot of other relevant information of your computer.

The other information includes-

  • Host Name:
  • OS Name:
  • OS Version:
  • OS Manufacturer:
  • OS Configuration:
  • OS Build Type:
  • Registered Owner:
  • Registered Organization:
  • Product ID:
  • Original Install Date:
  • System Up Time:
  • System Manufacturer:
  • System Model:
  • System type:
  • Processor(s):
  • BIOS Version:
  • Windows Directory:
  • System Directory:
  • Boot Device:
  • System Locale:
  • Input Locale:
  • Time Zone:
  • Total Physical Memory:
  • Available Physical Memory:
  • Virtual Memory: Max Size:
  • Virtual Memory: Available:
  • Virtual Memory: In Use:
  • Page File Location(s):
  • Domain:
  • Logon Server:
  • Hotfix(s):

Note: The command systeminfo can be used only in Windows Xp Pro, 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.

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