PowerTip: How Long Has My Computer Been Running?

PowerTip: How Long Has My Computer Been Running?

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Summary: Learn a one-liner Windows PowerShell command to see how long a computer has run.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find out how long my computer has been running
          since last boot up without writing a script?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Win32_OperatingSystem WMI class and the LastBootupTime property,
          and then subtract the value of the current date/time that comes from Get-Date:

(Get-Date) - (Get-CimInstance Win32_operatingSystem).lastbootuptime

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  • Thank you very much for this simple and interesting article. Here the parameters for a remote session:
    (Get-Date) - (Get-CimInstance Win32_operatingSystem -CimSession pc10).lastbootuptime

  • thank you