I will buy a used PC and I want to know how many hours the PC has worked.
I have already found :
systeminfo | findstr /C:"Install Date"
systeminfo | findstr /C:"BIOS Version"
but I need to know how many hours the PC has worked (used)
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You can use a software like CrystalDiskInfo to get the "Power on hours" of the hard drive.
Just keep in mind that the HDD may have been replaced and thus be newer than the PC.
If the computer has a computer which has been used from scratch with the computer you can check the hours used on the monitor with the ddcutil command. first you need to find if the monitor has that capability by the command
sudo ddcutil capabilities
if it has it will be something like Feature 0C (display usage time) and you could get the information by the command
sudo ddcutil getvcp 0C
and it will tell you how many hours it has been on. getvcp is used for getting info from the computer. you can also do some cool stuff with ddcutil like setting the brightness and so on without touching the monitor.