With the inclusion of the hibernate and the sleep modes, many users prefer to use these suspend settings instead of shutting down the PC. This is beneficial for the users who work long hours, or might want to postpone the work till the next session.
However, just like every other machine, you computer also needs some rest. In such cases, knowing the Windows 10 uptime can be beneficial, as you can estimate how long you can push your computer before shutting it down. Knowing the uptime in Windows 10 can also come in handy while troubleshooting your PC for some error.
Where Is Windows 10 Uptime Displayed?
In a typical Microsoft fashion, the uptime is not displayed anywhere readily. However, there are some easy ways of finding the uptime in Windows 10, which I shall discuss below.
Note: To reset the Windows uptime every time you shut down your computer, you will have to turn off fast boot, which can affect the booting time on your computer.
Method 1: Using The Task Manager
Windows is heavily pushing the settings app and the task manager as inclusive apps, which will display all the options. The task manager now displays the Windows 10 uptime, but you will have to follow these steps to find this:
- Open the task manager. You can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
- Go to the Performance tab.
- Click on CPU from the left side of the window if it is not selected by default.
- Under the graph highlighting the usage, locate the Up time section.
This is one of the easiest ways of displaying the Windows uptime.
Method 2: Use Uptime Command Windows
There are in fact three commands that you can use to check the uptime in Windows 10. I will list them in the order of difficulty in interpretation.
Use The Net Statistics Command
You can use this command to find out the last time your computer came online. While this does not directly tell you the up time, it shows other important network statistics. The syntax for the command is as follows:
net stats workstation
Note: For server version of Windows 10, use the command net stats server instead.
Use System Information Command
You can also use the system information command in order to find out the last boot time. You can add the attribute as follows to display only the last boot time:
Systeminfo | find “System Boot Time”
Use Wmic Command
Finally, you can use the wmic command as uptime command in Windows 10. Simply type the following command and press Enter:
wmic path Win32_OperatingSystem get LastBootUpTime
This will give an output which can be difficult to understand at first, but the output is actually arranged in the following manner:
Method 3: Use Powershell
PowerShell is also a command line interpreter that can be used to find uptime command in Windows. However, you will need to open PowerShell with admin privileges, which can be accessed from the WinX menu, or from the Start menu. Then, type the following command and press Enter:
(get-date) – (gcim Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUpTime
There are many possible scenarios in which you might need to find the Windows 10 uptime. Now you know how to access this using the methods provided above. If the uptime shows a large value, it may be time to give your computer a restart to regain full performance. Comment below if you found this useful, and to discuss further the same.