Read events from event viewer faster in Windows
Slow Event Viewer from Windows 7/2008 version
Everyone knows the Windows Event Viewer
eventvwr.msc which sometimes takes many minutes to open or even stops when there is too much data to load.
If you knew Windows Server 2003 / Windows XP, you know the event viewer of this time was a lot faster …
Good news, the old event viewer still exists on new systems (even on Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016/2019), follow the article.
Back to old version
Just open a CMD in administrator mode and execute:
This allows the load the module of the old event viewer (the usual event viewer continues to exist without impact).
Then, from an MMC, add the Classic Event Viewer component.
Events load instantly, no need to wait for long minutes. Custom views will be of course missing, but it is still possible to filter the results via View > Filter and other features, which is more than enough for the majority of cases.