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Since switching to Windows 7 for my desktop I've started to get really p***ed off at the length of time it takes to start the event viewer to display the application event log (typically 20-30 secs or disk griding - presumably to load and cache all the events)

I've just noticed that on server 2008 R2 it seems instantaneous.

Is my experience typical? Is there any setting I can tweak to make it fast on Windows 7 as well?


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migrated from Feb 13 '10 at 17:31

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The Eventvwr.msc from Windows XP runs just fine on Windows 7 and is extremely fast and has a simple and clean view. Just rename it to something else like ClassicEventVwr.msc and put it in system32.

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I have no such problem but loading the application log takes a few (5-ish first time) seconds - but it does the same on idle 2008 R2 servers to me... subsequent launches are almost immediate on both platforms... but it sure is a bit of a resource hog these days, like most newer management consoles from Microsoft.

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hmm, that could be the answer. I'm rebooting my PC and logging on/off etc a lot more often than the server, so it could be the delay only happens the first time.

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