How to Disable Event Viewer

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How to Disable Event Viewer
Disable the Event Viewer in Windows. (monitor image by andrey polichenko from

The Event Viewer is an application in the Microsoft Windows operating system. It maintains event logs on everything that is happening in the system. The Event Viewer separates the events into sections, such as "System" and "Security." If Windows encounters a security breach or an application failure it is recorded as an event log. An authorised user can view these logs to troubleshoot software and hardware issues, and effectively manage system resources. To disable the Event Viewer you will need to configure the options in the Administrative Tools.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start," then "Control Panel" followed by "Performance and Maintenance." The Performance and Maintenance window will open.

  2. 2

    Click "Administrative Tools" in the Performance and Maintenance window. Double-click "Services" from the list displayed in the Administrative Tools window. The Services window will open.

  3. 3

    Right-click "Event Log" from the list of available services. The list is long, so you will have to scroll down the window until you find it. Select "Stop" from the pop-up window. Double-Click "Event Log." The Event Log dialogue window will open.

  4. 4

    Click the "General" tab and select "Manual" from the "Startup type" drop-down list box. Click "Apply" and then "OK" to close the window. The Event Viewer is now disabled.

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