If you are a fan of the uptime command present within Linux or you are a heavy multimedia 24/7 download freak, you should know your current system up time. What is the system up time you ask? Well, shortly, the system up time shows you how long your system has been online. Surely you can brag or do contests with your friends, but we’ll keep this aspect for another time.
To view the system up time in Windows XP and Vista, it’s a very easy task, you don’t need additional software installed, Microsoft provided this ‘feature’ within Windows.
View System Up Time under Windows XP
Click [Start] then [Run], type cmd then press enter or click [Ok]. You will see the Windows XP old might console, where you will type systeminfo. You will see alot of system details in that screen along with the “System Up Time”.
View System Up Time under Windows Vista
Under Vista, viewing the system up time is even easier, Microsoft provided this detail under the Windows Task Manager.
So, press “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” once or right click on the taskbar and click Task Manager and you will be prompted with the Windows Task Manager Window. Pressing the Performance tab (4th tab), right after the Services tab and you will notice the Up Time detail after Processes.