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How long has Windows been running?

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How do I find out how long Windows has been running on a user's machine with VB? (like which API function returns it) Like in the About tab of More Properties?
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To find out the number of milliseconds that hae elasped since windows was started, use the API functionGetTickCount. It returns a long containing the elapsed time in milliseconds.

                 Declare Function GetTickCount& Lib "kernel32" ()                  

                 With this function, you can calculate the number of minutes that have elapsed since startup.
                 There are 1000 milliseconds in a second. This function replaces the Win16
                 GetCurrentTime function.
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