Here’s how you verify your computer system uptime:
Click Start -> Run… and type “cmd” (without quote) to open a ‘Command Prompt’ window.
At the Prompt, type “systeminfo”.
Scroll down the list of information to the line that says ‘System Up Time’.
This will tell you in days, hours, minutes and seconds how long the system has been up.
that this command only works in XP Pro, not in XP Home. You can, however, type “net statistics workstation” at the Prompt in Home. The first line will tell you the day and time that the system came online.