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Windows 7 "custom views" how to clear admin events log?

Windows 7 "custom views" how to clear admin events log?
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My question is regarding the "events log" found in Administrative tools. I can clear every log in events under "WINDOWS LOGS", however the one I cant find a way to reset or clear is the one known as "CUSTOM VIEWS" (the one that looks like a folder with a funnel on it. This folder has a drop down icon, that looks like a funnel with the name "ADMINISTRATIVE EVENTS" next to it.
When I click this it shows all the warnings and errors going way back to the day I originally installed windows 7 which was four months ago!
No one has come up with an answer to my question or clearly understands which log I am referring to.
How do I clear this part of the log? Nothing I do shows any clear or delete options to remove those old way out of date error messages.
Is there a way to clear this part of the log and if so, how is it done?
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