Written by Barry Dysert (last updated June 1, 2020)
The system's event logs don't grow forever. By default, when they hit their maximum allowable size Windows deletes the oldest log file entries and continue to write new ones. You can change this default behavior if you wish.
For example, let's say that I want to change how the System event log's overruns are handled. I can do so by following these steps:
Figure 1. Changing how log overruns are handled.
The three options for handling large log files may need a bit of explaining. Windows provides these options:
This tip (12749) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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