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Windows 7: Moving Windows Event Log Files to another Location

26 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Moving Windows Event Log Files to another Location

Hi there

I have 2 SSD's in a BIOS RAID-0 array and Windows 7 HP x64 installed on it. With a RAID configuration i wont be able to make use of the TRIM feature so my SSD's may degrade faster and i'm trying to take any possible precautions such as avoiding unnecessary writes to the array. For example moving the page file to a regular hard drive as well as the TEMP folder and internet browser cache folder. I have also deactivated superfetch and scheduled defragmentations. The problem now is the Windows Event Logging and i know Windows 7 likes to log a lot. So my question is does it make sense to change the locations of these logfiles, by default C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\, to another drive, maybe an USB stick or my regular HDD. The Windows Event Log Viewer even offers an option to change the location for the files and it can also be done through the registry. Is it all save to move them and would anybody recommend it for SSD configs in general ?

Many thanks in advance

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