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7 Tips for Using System Information

7) Find out how long has Windows been running

If you leave your Windows 7 system running 24/7, you may have wondered how long your system has been running since the last reboot. Similarly, you may have wondered how long you have been running Windows 7—exactly when you did you install the operating system. Fortunately the command line version of System Information can answer both of those questions.

Press [Windows]+R, type cmd /k systeminfo, press [Enter], and wait a few moments while the system gathers the necessary information. When it completes the process, scroll to the top of the display and look for System Boot Time and Original Install Date.

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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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