Windows 10 Get System Uptime (Easy)

This guide will show you how to get the system uptime on Windows 10. This is helpful to know when you are not sure how long your computer has been on. We all know that the longer we keep our computers on, the slower they will become over time.

This is also helpful to lookup when you are a system admin. For example, if you expect the machine to be on 24/7 and a process is no longer running. You can see how long the machine is up to determine when it went offline for a reboot. You know, no matter how much we plan for 24/7 uptime, there is always, internet and power outages. Oh yeah, don’t forget, those disabled windows updates that still get applied!

First, we start by opening the start menu and searching for Task Manager. Once the result shows up, click on it.

Start - Search - Task Manager

On the new window pane that shows up, make sure the Performance tab is selected.

Task Manager - Performance Tab

Finally, on the performance tab, look towards the bottom middle of the pane and look for the Up Time sub heading. Here we can see my machine has been up 1:15:41:56. This represents an uptime of 1 day, 15 hours, 41 minutes, and 56 seconds. This is not like me to keep my computer on for so long, but in this case I was running some much needed backups.

Task Manager - Performance - Uptime

As you can see it is easy to get the system uptime on Windows 10. What are some of the reasons you check the system uptime? Leave a comment below to get the conversation started!

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