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Log On Dates

by newbie8 / January 8, 2011 12:24 PM PST

Is there a place where I can find log on dates with Windows 7. I was advised to go to Event Viewer, but I didn't see a list of log on dates. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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When you get to the event viewer
by peacox / January 8, 2011 12:50 PM PST
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expand the windows logs folder and select System. In the middle colum, scroll down to the earliest time on each date and highlight the earliest event. In the bottom panel it will say something like "The operating system started at system time......

Hope this helps.

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You are not going to ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 9, 2011 8:27 AM PST
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see a list of logon dates any more than you can open a spreadsheet and see it as you prefer without some work on your part.

FIRST, you need to turn on auditing of the event so it shows in your security log. After getting the event turned on you can filter the log by various criteria just as you would filter a spreadsheet for the info you wanted.

Here is a link that should be enough to get you started -

This link offers you an overall view of the event viewer logs -

This link offers many additional links for getting the most out of the Event Viewer -

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