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Old 09-30-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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In the Control Panel is Administrative Tools,

In there is Event Viewer.

Event Viewer has logs of events in
Application
Security
System
Setup

all of which have the option of clearing the logs
of their events.

However, Administrative Events, which is
another log, mostly of ERRORS,

cannot be cleared of the ERROR events
or any events at all.

Does anyone know the procedure to clear that
log?

I have Windows 8.1.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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Why are you trying to clear logs? They're there for historical evidence on past errors, they are not creating new errors and in no way affect your PC's health negatively. In fact by clearing them, you're erasing valuable data that could be used to help fix an issue.

That's the type of thing you leave alone unless you're actively pursuing an issue.

Administrative events is a view and not a log. It is comprised of several sources. It cannot be cleared.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It's his computer, he can clear them if he wants and save a copy, too.
95% of users never go in there anyway.

RIGHT CLICK > CLEAR LOG. It will ask if you want to save a copy.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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the problem is that, unlike Application, System, etc.

Admin Events does not have the option in the right pane
to right click onto it, or to do any type of deleting.

It can be saved, copied, a task set to it,

but no CLEAR LOG.

Administrative Events is called a View, that is so.

and within that View are all the errors,

right now 495 errors.

Some of them I can fix by going to SERVICES...

most I cannot fix.

The computer is working well,
so I want to clear those EVENTS out of that VIEW.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
It's his computer, he can clear them if he wants and save a copy, too.
95% of users never go in there anyway.

RIGHT CLICK > CLEAR LOG. It will ask if you want to save a copy.
1. If the OP needs their computer worked on any time soon, erasing those logs removes troubleshooting resources, but what ever floats their boat. Clearing the logs gains you nothing.

2. You cannot clear the Administrative Events log using the procedure you mentioned.

For the OP, an explanation of the Admin section and a reason why you can't clear it is here, in a nutshell it is a listing of errors from other sections, not a list unto itself.

How To Clear Administrative Events Log - Event Viewer - Microsoft Community
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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My bad. I missed the part where he was already aware of how to clear the logs.
I wasn't referring to Admin Events.
In 15+ years of Trouble shooting consumer computers, the event viewer has rarely provided any keys to the puzzle. A few times, but not many.
I've really only used the logs for servers.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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3 Lashes with a relatively soggy noodle

I find them quite handy for a quick look into what's going on under the hood and make quite frequent use of them.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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How to clear administrative events in event viewer? - ASP.NET Examples -Ranga Rajesh

I found the answer here, from a man's post; he had an India name.

It took me several attempts, but I did manage to cut, paste,
save, and run as administrator, and
voila' .. all events are gone, for today.

There will be more, next time I boot up this PC
and some of them will be a mystery to me.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:30 PM
 
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Been working with PCs for 32 years. I've never found a reason to clear that. Not for myself or any of my clients.
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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Been working with PCs for 32 years. I've never found a reason to clear that. Not for myself or any of my clients.
I think the OP has excessive free time on their hands, no other reason to spend time on such a pointless endeavor.
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