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View System Uptime
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
View System Uptime

1) Open the Command Prompt (located under Accessories)

2) Type systeminfo

3) Once the system has finished gathering the information, scroll up and the time is displayed in the System Up Time field.

As you can see, running systeminfo also gives a lot of useful information.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It doesn't work at all.. no matter what director you are in at the command prompt you get a "systeminfo is not recognized as a internal or external command, operable program or batch file." error.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    duh ! didn't work for me either.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by _zZz_)
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    it worked great for me on windows xp pro sp2 :) thanks for the tip
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It works on my win XP Pro SP1 :D Uptime : 38 days 16 hours 15 minutes ;)
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It works really on my WinXP Pro SP2 Rus 8) Great thanks!
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by trm96)
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    You must be using WinXP Pro, canus WinXP Home dont have systeminfo.exe by default. You can download my free win XP tool kit here :http://68.60.57.214/files/systools.exe (Spy/ad-ware free for win xp/server 2003 only).
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I use Win2003 Server SP1, it works fine .
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it did the trick for me (xp sp2)
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesnt work, need one that works on xp home
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it worked.. System Up Time: 130 Days, 9 Hours, 4 Minutes, 25 Seconds XP sp1
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work for me
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked for me, on both Xp SP2 and Server 2k3 SP2..must be a Home edition porblem
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked for me on Win XP Pro SP2. Thanks. Wonderful utility to know about
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    A faster way is to filter the output using the "find" command so that you just get what you want (kind of like using "grep" in unix): c:>systeminfo | find "System Up Time" Note that the "System Up Time" part is case sensitive. If you add the "/i" switch to "find" then the case doesn't matter (like using "grep -i").
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works for Windows server 2003.
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very dated and does not tell me anything new
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Cmp prompt gathered all info, but disaappeared ..I'm using XP pro SP2.
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Does not work on my system either... not recognized command.
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    becuase the command promt does not reconise the command "systeminfo"
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Simple but effective - gave me what I wanted to find out!
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this works!!! open command prompt & type "systeminfo |more" the 11th item is the system uptime
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    xp sp1 shows nothing about uptime?!
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It works. It goes straight to the point. There is no need to read through tons of text to get one simple command. Cheers
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    works well. thanks for the hint!
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The systeminfo.exe file is not part of all WinXP distributions. You can thank Bill.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have uptime is N/A. what does it mean?
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    On Vista Ultimate it's only shows the system boot time, not the uptime.
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks a lot. I tried "sysinfo" before and i wondered why doesn't work. Thanks a lot :)
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    werks
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it worked very well.isent there another way?
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    really usefull info. thank you..
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    start->run->cmd->then write systeminfo (enter) and you ll see all about your PC ps works for XP I dont know about vista or 7
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Just what I needed.
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by Dean)
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    Worked a treat on server 2003 & 2008
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    works for me, Windows vista sp1 ultimate
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    excellent!
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    win2003 --> try "srvinfo" from the command prompt.
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Exactly what I wanted
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Gives lot of info in one go
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    works perfectly, thanks (Win XP Prof SP3)
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    mm
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Quick, helpful, and to the point.
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    works good, on vista it shows systme boot time instead of system uptime
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    open command prompt and type systeminfo
     
  • Comment #45 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it works great for me thanks for the tip
     
  • Comment #46 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works fine in XP Pro. Vista HP shows a 'System Boot Time:' instead.
     
  • Comment #47 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I'm running windows XP home sp2, I type this into command prompt and it says thai it is not recognised as an onerable batch file ect.
     
  • Comment #48 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    756 days :))
     
  • Comment #49 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    you need to type 'cd..' until ur at C: that'll do it
     
  • Comment #50 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Did not work with Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
     
  • Comment #51 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works fine on XP pro machines. XP homo is not made to run these higher level functons. Very informative and provides system up in a quick, simple method. Anyone who says it doesnt work is either a douche or not running a Pro or Server OS.
     
  • Comment #52 (Posted by system uptime)
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    I NEED BREEF EXPLINATION
     
  • Comment #53 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    command promt says it does not reconize this command :is not recognized as a internal or external command operable program or batch file:
     
  • Comment #54 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    just what i needed!
     
  • Comment #55 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it worked for me , thanks ,.. :P ., ( winxp pro sp2 ) System Up Time: 5 Days, 1 Hours, 31 Minutes, 8 Seconds
     
  • Comment #56 (Posted by claus)
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    "756 days :))" hehe, what do u do with that, just some fileserver? it works with any xp. just type the correct commands. it's not chess or atomic engineering. just type the freakin' letters
     
  • Comment #57 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Perfect, it worked just fine.
     
  • Comment #58 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The "System Up Time" field has been changed to "System Boot Time" in Windows 7.
     
  • Comment #59 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    works great on win xp sp 3 no problem
     
  • Comment #60 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good
     
  • Comment #61 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It works on WinXP Proffesional.
     
  • Comment #62 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Here is an direct method: Goto command prompt & type the following string(as it is): systeminfo | find /i "up time" Enjoy & Happy Computing.. ---HellCrusher
     
  • Comment #63 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Tell us if this works with Vista/7
     
  • Comment #64 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Simple, to the point and accurate
     
  • Comment #65 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    here not showing the time
     
  • Comment #66 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesn't tell which OS has this installed or not.
     
  • Comment #67 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works on Windows Server 2003
     
  • Comment #68 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    made my system reboot. Don't DO it
     
  • Comment #69 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I always use my mIRC client and just type //say $uptime(system, 1) You can download mIRC shareware for free at mirc.com or a system tools substitute. You might check your motherboard manufacturer... they often carry toolsets that give you the health of your mobo inside of windows, and include the systems uptime.
     
  • Comment #70 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sometimes it return ... System Up Time: N/A ...
     
  • Comment #71 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked on my Server 2k3 machine.
     
  • Comment #72 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Answer my exact question and introduced me to a new tool for system information on my servers
     
  • Comment #73 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    brilliant, thanks!
     
  • Comment #74 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked for me on win xp sp3. neat.
     
  • Comment #75 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    C:WINDOWS>systeminfo /? SYSTEMINFO [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]] [/FO format] [/NH] Description: This command line tool enables an administrator to query for basic system configuration information. Parameter List: /S system Specifies the remote system to connect to. /U [domain]user Specifies the user context under which the command should execute. /P [password] Specifies the password for the given user context. Prompts for input if omitted. /FO format Specifies the format in which the output is to be displayed. Valid values: "TABLE", "LIST", "CSV". /NH Specifies that the "Column Header" should not be displayed in the output. Valid only for "TABLE" and "CSV" formats. /? Displays this help/usage. Examples: SYSTEMINFO SYSTEMINFO /? SYSTEMINFO /S system SYSTEMINFO /S system /U user SYSTEMINFO /S system /U domainuser /P password /FO TABLE SYSTEMINFO /S system /FO LIST SYSTEMINFO /S system /FO CSV /NH
     
  • Comment #76 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks that's lightweight and handy command ... really appreciate it !
     
  • Comment #77 (Posted by prateek)
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    works fine .. gr8 ... but plz tell if der z any other way to see the information...
     
  • Comment #78 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    great it worked for me
     
  • Comment #79 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    simple and effective!
     
  • Comment #80 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked for me, using WINXP.
     
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