what is the exact difference between Get-WinEvent vs Get-Event vs Get-EventLog

what is the exact difference between Get-WinEvent vs Get-Event vs Get-EventLog
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
The Get-Event cmdlet gets events in the Windows PowerShell event queue for the current session. This cmdlet does not get events from the Event Viewer logs. HERE

The Get-WinEvent cmdlet gets events from event logs, including classic logs, such as the System and Application logs, and the event logs that are generated by the Windows Event Log. This cmdlet is designed to replace the Get-EventLog cmdlet on computers running Windows Vista and later versions of Windows. Get-EventLog gets events only in classic event logs. Get-EventLog is retained in Windows PowerShell for backward compatibility.
Also Get-EventLog might be faster for frequent events in the app log. But Get-WinEvent might be faster for infrequent events in the app log.

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Naveen SharmaCommented:
Few more informative resources to read:

Differences between Get-EventLog and Get-WinEvent:

PowerShell: Get-WinEvent vs. Get-EventLog:
Naveen SharmaCommented:
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