How to Check Uptime in Windows 11 [Easiest Guide 2023]

If you want to know how long your computer has been running, then checking the System Uptime is the best option.

How to Check Uptime in Windows 11?

To check the system uptime in Windows 11, open up the task manager and select the Performance Tab. Select the CPU tab and check the system up time. You can also view the up time from the command prompt or Powershell in Windows 11, 10, 8, and

Keep reading to find out the alternative methods to view windows 11 uptime.

So, let’s get started.

What is uptime in Task Manager CPU?

The amount of time a computer has been working is known as uptime. It can also be said that the time the processor has been running since it was off. It is the measure of computer operating system reliability.

Let’s provide an example:

If you woke up at 10:00 AM and work till 6:00 pm, your uptime would be 8 hours. The same is for your processor. The processor’s uptime would be 8 hours as well.

Now, you may ask:

How much uptime should your CPU have at the maximum?

It depends on the system, not the CPU. If your system is in a critical condition then, you should quit using your PC for over 8 hours. Note that, the uptime is completely opposite to downtime. Downtime is the time when your system is non-operational.

Why is CPU uptime so high?

CPU uptime is higher in some computers because of fast system startup. Fast Startup is a feature that helps your computer to start fast after shutdown. It also stores some important system files cached for faster startup.

So, when you shut down your PC completely, the uptime won’t reset. Rather, the time of awake of your system will also be counted. So, it is better to disable startup.

So, Is high uptime bad?

Yes, it’s not good to keep your system running for hours and hours without you doing a single task. You can use the sleep mode feature in Windows 11 if you don’t want to work when you are not feeling the urge.

How to Find Your System Uptime in Windows 11

Windows 11 keeps track of the last time your computer was restarted. So, it’s easy to track down the up time of your system within seconds.

There are four methods to check the up time of your system.

Here are the ways to check windows 11 uptime:

1. Use the Task Manager

This method is the easiest and the most time-saving step. You just have to valuable 15 seconds of time to perform this step.

Open the Task Manager by performing a windows search. Go to the Performance Tab and select CPU. Below the graph, you will see the uptime of your CPU.cpu-uptime-windows-11

If you want, you can also see the up time using the alternative ways.

2. See UpTime Details Using Command Prompt

You can see the year, date, time, hour, minute, second, and even milliseconds using this step.

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Win + R
  2. Type  in cmd and copy-paste the following command; wmic path Win32_OperatingSystem get LastBootUpTime
  3. Press Enter and you will see every detail of the last bootup

Look at the image code carefully. You have to read the code like this:

  • Year: 2021
  • Month: 12
  • Day: 20
  • Hour: 14
  • Minutes: 44
  • Seconds: 16
  • Milliseconds: 007772
  • GMT: +360 (6 hours ahead of GMT).

This means that the computer has been up and running since September 28, 2021, at 10:21 AM.

You can also use the system information as well.

Open the command prompt as Administrator and type systeminfo | find “System Boot Time”system-uptime-info

You will see the accurate boot time using this method.

However, there is one more method. That is;

3. Use the Windows PowerShell

Run the command prompt as administrator. If you don’t know-how, search for the command prompt in the windows search bar, right-click on the command prompt to run the software as

Copy-Paste the following command

(get-date) – (gcim Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUpTime

using Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.

You will see the same bootup time details as the previous step.

4. Check uptime using the network adapter

Your network resets its time duration when you turn your PC on. It’s a great alternative if any problem arises in the task manager or command prompt.

Go to Control Panel > Network & Internet > Network and Sharing Center.

Then select the active network adapter’s link.check-system-uptime-using-network-adapter

This will show the duration of the system availability.

Final Thoughts

There are several ways to check the last bootup time or the uptime on windows 11. However, the easiest of all is through the task manager. You can go for the other steps if you want a full detailed report of your system.

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