Windows ships without the uptime reporting ability that is standard in Linux. I’ve gotten so used to checking the uptime on my Linux boxes (for various reasons) that I occasionally want to do the same on my windows machine. There are a few utilities that you can download but there is a way built into windows. With my tongue slightly in my cheek I suspect Microsoft didn’t make it easy because their OS
never seldom has a reasonable uptime.
All you need to do is create a batch file which I called uptime.bat Then we’re going to gather a system information report and pull out only the information I want. I stored the batch file in the system32 directory because it’s already in the path. I know someone is going to go nuts over that and that’s fine for you. This is what I did.
To accomplish the following Click START> RUN and then type the following
Then insert this simple command as the only line of the batch file
systeminfo |find "Up Time" |msg *
What it does is start the systeminfo program which is pretty handy. The first pipe pulls out only the line which reports uptime. The second pipe feeds that result into a message box.
Feel free to experiment.
If you don’t want to mess with it, just download my batch file.
Have a nice day.