How to Enter Event Viewer in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Event Viewer is useful when you need to check the system event logs and troubleshoot Windows errors. Today I’ll introduce to you several methods of how to enter Event Viewer in various Windows OS.

How to Enter Event Viewer in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or XP

Below are methods for how to enter Event Viewer on different Windows OS. You can take the one you like to enter Event Viewer.


Enter Event Viewer in Windows 10 or 8.1

Windows 10 is similar to Windows 8.1, so they share similar ways to open the Event Viewer. The methods below are unique to both and may be the most convenient method for you lazybones.

Method 1: Speak to Windows Cortana

  1. Speak to your Widnows “Hey Cortana” to rouse Cortana.
  2. Speak out “Open Event Viewer” to Cortana.
  3. Wait for a while until the Event Viewer opens.

Method 2: Enter Event Viewer via Start Menu

  1. Click on the Start menu.
  2. Find and expand Windows Administrative Tools.
  1. Navigate to Event Viewer and click on it to launch the app.

Enter Event Viewer in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or XP

The methods below are available for the common Windows OS:

Method 1: Use Windows Search Box

Take Windows 10 as an example:

  1. Activate the search box in the task bar. If it doesn’t appear there, use Windows shortcut keys Win + S to launch it.
  2. Type event into the search box and do a search.
  3. When you see Event Viewer appears under the Best match entry, click it to enter the desktop app.

Note: The search feature is only available for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and Vista.

Method 2: Launch Run and Enter Event Viewer

  1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + R to launch Run.
  2. Type eventvwr.msc into the dialog box.
  3. Hit the key Enter and the Event Viewer will be opened.

Method 3: Enter Event Viewer via Control Panel

  1. Open the Control Panel on Windows. (You could use Windows shortcut keys Win +X to launch the Jump List and find Control Panel quickly in Windows 10)
  2. Click the link Administrative Tools and open a new dialog box.
  1. Click Event Viewer to enter it.

Method 4: Enter Event Viewer via System Directory

  1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + E to launch the File Explorer.
  2. Copy and paste the path below to the Address bar:


  1. Hit the key Enter and then you’ll enter the Event Viewer.

Method 5: Enter Event Viewer via Command Prompt

  1. Launch the Command Prompt on Windows.
  2. Type command line eventvwr into the dialog box.
  3. Press the key Enter to enter the Event Viewer.

When you enter the Event Viewer, you can view the system event logs and analyze and solve system errors, such as 100% disk usage, slow boot issue, GPU fan problems, INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error, etc.

That’s it. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope this can be a reference for you to enter Event Viewer in Windows OS. Also, hope you continue to have access to this blog as well as provide support. Any related knowledge to share, comment below please.

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