Determine system runtime

Sometimes it is very interesting to know or query the system runtime of a Windows PC or server. Because this value can also provide conclusions about the stability of a Windows PC if a PC has not been restarted for a long time.

This system runtime value can be obtained in the following ways.

System runtime of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 you can find the value in the Task Manager:

Task Manager system runtime

System runtime of Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012 and 2016

For Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012 R2   and Windows Server 2016, this value can also be found in the Task Manager. However, the task manager’s appearance has changed somewhat.

Task Manager Windows 10

Query Windows system runtime with a command

However, it is also possible from the command line or command prompt . The advantage here is that even the date and time is displayed when the system was last restarted. You can only see the runtime via the task manager and must first calculate the exact start date from it.

The system startup command is as follows:

systeminfo | find “system start time”

CMD system start time

If you know of other ways to determine the Windows runtime , we would be happy to hear from you. Please just leave a short comment.

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