Event Viewer: Clear All Events
How to Clear all Event Logs in Event Viewer using Windows PowerShell
Published by Slartybart
31 Jan 2014
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Shawn is right... no performance boost or even significant space reclamation.
Reading logs is an art - clearing the logs simply removes ancient history. The MS Fixit tip at the bottom is probably more important to me because it stops a bogus error log so I don't have to think "Hey there's an error.... is it important? Nah, it's just that WMI 10 log entry..." The entries for WMI 10 are still there until you clear the event logs.
The real trick is NOT clearing the logs too often - you might lose that key piece of information.
Rule of thumb: if your system is stable and has been for a while - clear the logs. In a year or two, same conditions, clear the logs again. This really isn't something you have to do on a regular basis.
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