Is there a command or a GUI tool in Windows 7 to get the following?

  1. uptime
  2. last user logged in time and date
  3. machine last rebooted

9 Answers 9


Go to command prompt (type cmd into start menu) and enter quser. It shows the dates of all [current] users' logins. administrator will show the time the computer was last booted.

This will still display the correct logon times even if the workstation's screen has been locked some time during the session.

You may then use a net date calculator to figure out how long they (or the computer) has been on.

  • 1
    Not work for me. 'quser' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
    – phuclv
    Jun 14, 2014 at 10:09
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    reading this it looks like you can type query user as an equivalent alternative. Although maybe your version of Windows doesn't include it. Im on x64 win7
    – Hashbrown
    Jun 15, 2014 at 2:18
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    query user doesn't work either. I'm on win8 64 bit
    – phuclv
    Jun 15, 2014 at 2:24
  • Just tried it on my tablet; still works (8.1 Pro). Maybe you have basic, sorry, I don't know why you don't have it
    – Hashbrown
    Jun 15, 2014 at 7:27

I know that login/logout times can be found under the Security section of Windows Logs in Event Viewer. It's worth looking around on Event Viewer to find other information you require.

Found in: Control Panel (Classic view) > Administrative Tools

or hit start and type "event viewer" into the search.

This may also help.


Surely when you know 1 you can work out 3?

You can find out the uptime from the command line using this command:

net statistics server | find "Statistics since"
  1. Start Command Prompt.
  2. Enter cd C:\Windows\system32 and press Enter.
  3. Then write quser and press Enter.

Using ‘Net user’ command we can find the last login time of a user. The exact command is given below.

**net user  **username** | findstr /B /C:"Last logon"**

Change username with username of your PC.

Example: To find the last login time of the computer administrator

**C:\> net user administrator | findstr /B /C:"Last logon"
Last logon                   6/30/2010 10:02 AM

and this would be helpfull

net user username

  • with administrator it shows nothing, but with my username is says "The user name could not be found" Jun 27, 2013 at 16:58
  • This will only work on local accounts (e.g. Administrator, Guest), not network logins Jun 29, 2014 at 22:19
  • It works for domain account if you add /domain. For example net user nameoftheuser /domain | findstr /C:"Last logon" Oct 21, 2021 at 0:53

the task manager will show up time under the performance tab


Here is all the points you are looking for:
You can download the script and GUI.
You need to use as administrator Level.
You also need to create computers.txt file under C:\
That is what his script say and save whatever pc/servers you want to query.

I found this absolutely useful, Full credit to Gandalf50. Link is here >>> ScriptCentre Gurus

  • welcome to superuser, where do you download the gui from?, what does the script say? Please take a couple of minutes and read:- superuser.com/help .Answering: superuser.com/help/how-to-answer, again welcome to superuser.Thankyou
    – mic84
    May 16, 2017 at 3:07
  • click the link as I mentioned above "ScriptCentre Gurus". There is every details explanation. May 16, 2017 at 4:06

Well, I don't know about last user, but uptime/reboot, you can use the following gadget:


Don't worry about the image quality, the little screenshot is really distorted, but i've been using it for years now on Vista, and 7, and it has been working beautifully.

It shows you the time your computer has been up in the format:

w days
x hours
y minutes
z seconds


Try System Up Time Monitor 5.5

This program will display the system started Date & Time , how long the pc is running now etc. You can ask the program to shutdown the pc, restart, hibernate etc when a perticuler time reached.
Note: The program can monitor up to 49days.
Supports Windows 200 / XP/ vista. 

Should work with Windows 7. But haven't tested yet.

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