How to check computer uptime on Windows 10

by Peter Jackson | January 10, 2019 8:45 AM

On Windows 10, knowing how long the computer has been running is a piece of useful information in a number of circumstances. For instance, in case you want to troubleshoot problems, you should know if a reboot was recently done, or if your computer is acting up during an important project.

For whatever reason, you cannot obviously see your system uptime on your Windows 10 computer[1]. However, it’s not impossible to find this since you can deduce this information through Task Manager, Control Panel, Command Prompt, as well as PowerShell.

In this post, we will share with you simple ways to check your computer uptime without restarting.

Check Your PC uptime through Task Manager

The simplest way to check your computer uptime is through Task Manager. Simply follow these steps below:

After you are done with these steps, you’ll see your computer uptime on the right side, at the bottom.

Check Your PC uptime through Control Panel

Another simple way to see out your device uptime is to check the network adapter status. Simply follow these steps below:

Once you complete the steps, deduce your PC uptime through the “Duration” information, which shows up the uptime from the network connection resetting every time your computer boots up.

Check Your PC uptime using Command Prompt

If you like using Command Prompt to check your computer uptime, there are two ways to do so.

Using WMIC

To check your computer uptime through Command Prompt, do the following steps:

wmic path Win32_OperatingSystem get LastBootUpTime

Wait for a few seconds and you’ll see an output that looks intimidating, but it’s not difficult for you to understand.

Using System Information

You can also check your device uptime through a more user-friendly format that is using the System Information tool. To do so:

systeminfo | find “System Boot Time”


With the System Information tool, you can easily find out the last time your computer rebooted since it comes with an easy-to-read format.

Also see: How to Restore Time Machine Backup Files on Windows[2]

Check Your PC uptime using PowerShell

The last way to check your device uptime is using PowerShell. To do so:

  1. Enter the following command to query your computer uptime:

(get-date) – (gcim Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUpTime


Once you are done with these steps, there will be the uptime information on a format with the days, hours, and minutes.

Additionally, although these methods are mainly focused on Windows 10, they also work on Windows 8.1/8/7 version.

  1. Windows 10 computer:
  2. How to Restore Time Machine Backup Files on Windows:

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