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Get-WinEvent - The data is invalid

Votes from Connect: 20

Original Date Submitted: 9/17/2013 12:31:57 AM

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Handle: ThomasICG
Site Name: PowerShell
Feedback ID: 800980

Frequency: Always Happens
Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

Problem Description:
I cannot use get-WinEvent on any of my Windows 8 computers. I have heard from others from the internet that they are not experiencing the same issue. So i maybe thinking it's releated to the Danish version. Tried changing locale though, no change.

Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 800980 (

Repro Steps:
Start Powershell, try Get-WinEvent then i get this:
Get-WinEvent : The data is invalid
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-WinEvent
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-WinEvent], EventLogInvalidDataException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : The data is invalid,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWinEventCommand

Expected Results:

Internal BugId: 5389

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