Not sure what you mean by dragging it in, as that doesn't seem to do anything - running it from the command line as normal though gives:
.......has been up for: 0 day(s), 0 hour(s), 55 minute(s), 7 second(s)
Only just restarted as it was required after updating iTunes earlier. It didn't give me a "best" figure, but it won't be very much as this installation's only a few weeks old. I think the best I ever had on my old XP setup was about 60 days though.
On my PC, dragging it in puts in the path to the executable and then you can just hit enter to run it. It saves typing it in. Double clicking the exe will simply show a CMD window briefly then it disappears.
Oh and it doesnt show a best figure, those are from what I can remember.
Mine's been up for about 3 days, don't need to check... always seeding torrents so its only rebooted every 4 days, one day of full system maintance, then continued seeding... interrupted for regular use every few hours
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I don't actually keep it running all the time - if it's on overnight it's in standby and also if I'm not using it for a while during the day - it still counts as uptime, although I suppose it's not quite the same as real uptime.
Yes, it does count in the stats, but what I mean is that it's not like you can say the PC has been running for however many days without crashing or whatever, as for a lot of that time it was in standby and so couldn't crash.
I think the longest (while running Linux) was 2.5 weeks (on my main computer). Then I wanted to play Bridge Commander, so I had to reboot into Windows. The longest Windows uptime was 8 days, with Windows 2000. I rebooted it because it started to misbehave after being run for so long (applications crashing for no reason, CPU usage at 100% because of the 'System' process, GDI artifacts, etc.).
If you count being hibernated as part of the uptime, then my laptop used to have way higher uptimes (running either Windows 2000 or XP). I think it once got past two months.
I'm not too sure about what the best time at home I've had a machine running for as I've not paid any real attention, but my best is currently it's at:
\\SIBERIAN has been up for: 115 day(s), 1 hour(s), 42 minute(s), 28 second(s)
But then again - that's a server. Best current desktop time is about 2 days.
At work is another story, back when I was a field engineer, I installed a server that didn't do anything apart from run in a cupboard and serve DHCP. I've since moved positions in the company and check it every now and again (the new guy STILL hasn't found it, reset it or turned it off!). It's currently at:
\\HYDEFP001 has been up for: 533 day(s), 4 hour(s), 17 minute(s), 43 second(s)
Nearly a year and a half! Not too shabby. A Compaq Proliant bullet-proof dual P2-450!! Whooof! Enough speed to give a dung beetle the heebiejeebies!
Already covered that one. The auto update service is disabled and the network interface is tied down to only use the TCP protocol (ie. no F&P sharing, no MS Client or suchlike). It's on a private company network that's heavily restricted (communication is over managed switches that are tied down by IP, MAC and ports amongst other things). Virus updates are done through a local server. So it goes without saying that it can't get out to the net even if it wanted to!
\\BENDEN3 has been up for: 4 day(s), 5 hour(s), 27 minute(s), 1 second(s)
It usually stays up as long as it takes for a new update (and even then, rarely), rarely goes down. It's low because I've been doing some trial-and-error overclocking. Sometimes it hangs, usually it doesn't.
Edit: Ooopp! \\BENDEN3 has been up for: 0 day(s), 0 hour(s), 3 minute(s), 52 second(s)
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