Introduction: Track Computer Usage in 2.5 Minutes

About: I find a quote from Bill Gates makes a very good description. "Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one."

Are you ever suspicious of somebody using your computer without permission? This is obviously the batch file you need.

You will need

-a computer
-Windows (95 or higher)
-2.5 minutes

Step 1: Open Notepad

To open notepad start Run


Then type in notepad and hit enter

Step 2: Code

Copy this into notepad

@echo off

echo Boot at %Date% %Time%>>C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Desktop\record.txt

Step 3: Save

Now save this file as record.bat

Move this file to the startup folder.

Start>All Programs>Startup

Step 4: Test

Reboot your machine and log in. If there is a file on your desktop names record.txt open it.

It should say

Boot at (Date) (Time)

Now whenever your machine is logged onto with or without your permission you will know.

Step 5: Final Notes

I didn't write this instructable for fun. I was curious of a family member watching over my back learning my password. Sure enough I was correct because a boot was logged one hour before I even got home. Thank you for reading and remember to subscribe!