This article will show you how to check your system uptime and last boot time on Microsoft Windows 10 computers.
What Is System Boot Time?
System boot time is the time a computer system takes to start up. It is the time from when the computer is switched on until it has finished loading all its operating systems and starts responding to user commands.
You may want to check your device startup time to find what slows it down and discover system errors.
The length of system boot time depends on various factors, such as hardware configuration, operating system type, version, installed software packages, etc. For example, suppose a computer has many services running in the background, and there are a lot of disk operations during startup.
In that case, the system boot time will be longer than if it only needs to load an operating system with a few applications.
The first thing that happens during startup is that the BIOS loads into memory from storage devices (such as hard disks) and then executes.
The BIOS checks for hardware devices and loads device drivers for them before starting up any other software inside or outside the kernel space.
The BIOS then looks at what kind of device was booted from (e.g., hard drive) and loads an operating system from the device's partition or disk.
When booting a computer for the first time, the BIOS will examine its configuration and execute a small program (called an autoboot code) that directs the computer to start operating systems.
This code is usually stored in CMOS memory, but any volatile memory could be used instead (such as RAM). The boot loader is also responsible for ensuring that only one operating system is loaded at a time so they cannot interfere with each other.
An operating system is also known as a "kernel." Still, the term is often used more broadly to mean any program on a computer that manages and allocates resources such as disk space, memory, network bandwidth, and processor time. The BIOS then loads the kernel into memory from the storage device (such as a hard disk) and executes it.
After loading the kernel into memory, it starts up other software inside or outside its own space (called user space), for example, a Desktop Environment such as GNOME, KDE, or XFCE.
Use the Task Manager to Find the Boot Time in Windows 10
The Task Manager is a Windows 10 tool that lets you see which programs are running and how many system resources they use.
To find the boot time, follow these steps:
- Open the Task Manager. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc or right-clicking on the Start button and selecting "Task Manager" from the menu.
- Select the "Performance" tab.
- Under the "More details" label, you will see all the available information.
Use the Net Statistics Command
The Net Statistics Command is a tool that you can use to gather information and statistics about the network connections in Windows. It provides system information about the number of packets sent and received, the current bandwidth usage, the average round-trip time (RTT), and much more.
One of the things that it can do is provide information about how long it takes for Windows 10 to boot up. To do this, open Command Prompt as an administrator and type "net statistics workstation." Then press Enter. You will see a list of all the computers on your network that are running Windows 10 below. Next, scroll down until you find your computer's name, and then look at the "Boot Time" column. This will tell you how long it takes for Windows 10 to boot up your computer.
Powershell is a useful technology introduced in Windows 7. It has been used to replace the old command prompt. Powershell has a lot of advantages over the old command prompt. For example, it is scriptable, provides access to COM and WMI objects, and supports scripting and programming.
Here's the method to see the last boot time using Powershell:
- Open Powershell with administrative privileges.
- Type "Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object -Property CSName, LastBootUpTime"
- The boot time will be displayed as a date in the form of MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS.
Use the Systeminfo Command from the Command Prompt
One of the most popular ways is to use the Systeminfo Command. The Systeminfo Command is a command-line utility that gives you information about your systems, such as the operating system version, processor type, and amount of RAM. It also tells you how long it takes for your computer to boot up and reboot. To use this command, open a Command Prompt window and enter "systeminfo" without quotes to get information about your computer's hardware and software and search for the section "System Boot Time," which will show the last time the computer was started (in the current session).
How to Check Windows PC Uptime with the Control Panel
The Control Panel is a Windows feature that you can use to check the status of your PC. So, if you want to know how much time your PC has been up and running, you can use the Control Panel.
If you want to see your device's total uptime, we have compiled a list of steps that will take you through the process:
- Open the Control Panel window by pressing the Windows key + R and typing "control."
- In the search bar, type "uptime."
- Click on "System" under Settings.
- Under System Properties, click on "Computer Name."
- The Microsoft Windows system uptime output will display days:hours:minutes:seconds.