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How Long Has Your Windows 10 PC Been Up and Running?

Have you ever wondered how long your PC has been up and running? Here’s a look at how to find out in Windows 10.

Previously we showed you how to determine how long your Windows 7 PC has been powered on. The process is essentially the same in Windows 10, but we thought it was worth revisiting since the UI has changed.

How Long has Windows 10 Been Running?

To find out, right-click the Taskbar and select Task Manager. When it comes up, select the performance tab. At the bottom of the screen, you will see the amount of up time. In the example below, mine has been running for over six days and counting.

Windows 10 Up Time

It’s also worth noting that in Windows 10 you can still use the Command Prompt. Right-click the Start button (Windows Key+X) to bring up the hidden quick access menu and select Command Prompt.

quick access menu

Then type: net stats srv and hit Enter. There you’ll see Statistics since which gives you the date and time your system has been up and running.


As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, you can do find out how long your computer has been running on previous versions of Windows, too.

So the question is: How long has your PC been powered on? If you’re one that never shuts yours off, leave a comment below and let’s see who has the longest up time!

And, no, servers don’t count.

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3 Responses to How Long Has Your Windows 10 PC Been Up and Running?

  1. Jim October 1, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    I am one of the rare people who shuts my PC down everyday when I am done (except when I have a backup scheduled to run overnight). Oddly enough, when I followed the steps mentioned in the article I got almost identical results ( same dates and numbers for except for the “seconds” counter) to the screenshots in the article!!! First off that is weird in and of itself. Second, I had just turned my PC on within the past 15 minutes.

    Something just doesn’t seem right.

    • Steve Krause October 1, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Well Jim — it should be obvious. We actually got the screenshots from your PC…….. !!! hehehe

      We get over a million visitors a month visit us here at groovyPost, I wonder what the odds are?

  2. Jim October 1, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    Lol! I knew it. 🙂

    Seriously though, keep up all of the great work. This is a excellent resource.

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