Delete Administrative events in Windows 8.1 event viewer

January 28, 2015 at 08:45:34
Specs: Windows 8.1
My Windows 8.1 computer generate a lot administrative events that are warnings and critical and errors and I want to remove all the events

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#1
January 28, 2015 at 15:03:58
I'm not sure if you just want to clear the log or that you want to fix the problems that are causing the events. See both below:

In the Event Viewer there is a Clear button on the right each of the five headings when selected. This is how it can be automated if that's what you want:
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-clea...

If you want to chase up the events then that is a very long winded job because each event has to be tackled separately. There is no overall way to tackle them. Mostly they are minor Windows bugs that can be ignored. The best approach is to only get involved with events when some problem comes along - looking for one that appeared at exactly the same time might give a clue to the issue. Windows 8.1 events automated Help is virtually non-existent. Here is some bedtime reading:
http://www.howtogeek.com/school/usi...
[I use the workaround and it's fine]

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
January 28, 2015 at 15:48:17
Run Junkware Removal Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...
Download Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.
Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved onto your Desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.

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#3
January 28, 2015 at 17:42:09
If you do "just want to get shot of the logs" then JRT is another way to do it. However, they will all come strolling back with time. My feeling is to stop looking at them, except when you want to see a\ny information they might give about a specific problem at a specific time.

If you computer is not working properly then please give us the details.

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#4
January 29, 2015 at 07:50:27
I do not believe you can delete the administrative events, you can clear the other Windows logs such as: application events, system events, security etc. If one tries to delete the Administrative log, there is no option to clear it.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#5
January 29, 2015 at 10:40:30
Re #4

Although there is no "Clear" option provided it wouldn't surprise me if either JRT or this could do it:
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-clea...

Right now I've no wish to experiment on my own computer so I can't be certain.

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#6
January 29, 2015 at 12:33:28
This cleaner is widely used & default settings remove logs.

Then non default offer more choices in System & Advanced.

CCleaner ( This is a slim version that doesn't install the Yahoo toolbar )
http://www.freewarefiles.com/CClean...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

Tutorial
http://www.ccleaner.com/help/tour/
Forum
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php...

Windows
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files, Log files, Clipboard, DNS Cache, Error Reporting, Memory Dumps, Jump Lists.


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#7
January 30, 2015 at 08:27:09
None of the above mentioned cleaners, cleared the admin events when I ran them. You can clear the admin events using a 3rd party batch files as seen on youtube. You have to be trusting the batch file isn't nefarious. Youtube it. Personally I can't see why it would be so crucial to remove them, but it can be done via scripting.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!

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#8
January 30, 2015 at 08:51:55
I took the plunge on my Win 8.1 and ran the script given as the first response here:
http://windowsforum.com/threads/how...
I ran it as Administrator and it cleared all event logs fine, including the administrative events. I recall using this (or something similar) on Vista.

I trust anital is still with us.

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