I'm notorious for never restarting the laptop until I am forced.
I have way too many windows and tabs open, too much work that is In Progress.
You get the picture.
So the other day when I got nagged by Windows to do a windows update and a restart, I got curious about how long it has been since the last time I actually closed everything and started the laptop.
This is called "Uptime" in the Business. It means how long did the computer think it had been up.
Since I simply hibernate the computer because it's much easier for me to get back to what I was doing, this isn't completely accurate. This laptop is up about 14 hours a day every day. Uptime is reported here as being 9 Days, 13 hours, 54 minutes and counting.
The process is real simple. With Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8:
- Hold the Ctrl, Shift, and Esc buttons at the same time.
- The window that comes up is your Task Manager.
- Click the Performance tab.
- Read Up Time on the window. It is highlighted it on the picture in red.
9 days, 14 hours now.... I think I need a vacation. That would be back in May.