How to Find System Uptime in Windows

There are a few different ways to view the system uptime.   either the Task Manager or the Command Prompt.

Task Manager

Launch the Task manager by using the Ctrl+Shift+ESC Shortcut keys, Right clicking on the Task Bar, or by searching and launching from the start menu.

Go to the Performance tab, view Up time at the bottom (On Windows 10 you may need to hit More “details first”


Command Prompt

Launch the Command Prompt.  Can do this by clicking start and searching for cmd.

Then run

 systeminfo | find "System Boot Time"

It’ll show you when the system last started up.


C:\Users\Owner>systeminfo | find "System Boot Time"
System Boot Time: 6/21/2018, 3:45:12 AM


How to replace Grub with default Windows Bootloader

Note that running this procedure could render any Linux partitions inaccessible.

Boot up into recovery, launch the Command Prompt and run the following command

BootRe.exe /fixmbr

The command should remove Grub and replace it with the Windows bootloader, so when you reboot it should go straight to Windows.

How to Fix Windows 8 “Screen resolution is too low for this app to run”

First, press the Windows+R keys simultaneously.  Then type in regedit.exe and press enter.  This will bring up the Registry Editor.  Press ctrl+f and search for display1_downscalingsupported be sure to check the “Match whole string only” box.  When it finishes searching double click on it and change the 0 to a 1.  Reboot the computer and enjoy the apps.

Note if you do not have your graphics driver installed then you will not be able to find the display1_downscalingsupported in redgedit.

How To Make a Bootable Windows 8.1 Thumb Drive


  1. A Thumb Drive with 4+ GB of space
  2. Windows 8.1 iso
  3. A computer that can format NTFS
  4. Patience

The first thing we need to do format the thumb drive to NTFS.  In Windows you can do this by right clicking on your drive in Explorer click format and then click NTFS under “File system” then click format.

Once it is formatted you need to find the Windows 8.1 iso and mount it with your favorite iso mounter.  Once mounted just copy all the contents of the iso to your thumb drive.

Congratulations, you now have a bootable Windows 8.1 thumb drive.