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Delete all event logs at once in Windows 7 - part deux

by fobsharan / December 13, 2012 2:25 PM PST
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As I recall
by Jimmy Greystone / December 13, 2012 10:53 PM PST

As I recall, your issue was involving logs on a SSD, specifically limiting the number of write operations performed, and so I'm not quite sure that you really thought this one through all the way. Deleting a file off a SSD would be the same as a write operation on that cell, so you're not really helping the situation, especially since Windows will just go and recreate the log file any time there's some new information that would go into it.

You may as well be trying to cut water for all the good you're doing. This is assuming you have no interest in the wealth of diagnostic information provided in those logs, instead preferring to grope around blindly when trying to resolve some difficult issue, hoping to stumble across the solution by chance.

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You recall incorrectly.
by fobsharan / December 13, 2012 11:46 PM PST
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Wasn't my "issue."

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It was cutting water.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2012 11:55 PM PST

Not only did they write to the SSD then by clearing they would write to the SSD again, which was not funny to read. It seems they needed time to think it over.

Bob

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