Windows Error Reporting is extremely useful in
that it records errors and then sends the details to
Microsoft for analysis. Our only concern is that, so
far, regardless of how many application crashes,
particularly Internet Explorer 8.0, and regardless
of how much information is gathered and sent to
Microsoft we have yet to be presented with an actual
solution to even one of our problems. In theory
Windows Error reporting should be a God sent,
however, in practice it seems more like a joke than
If you get fed up with looking at the regular
notices that Windows has detected an error and needs
to upload further information or perhaps the Check
for Solutions nag screen is driving you potty here
is the way to disable it.
To disable this function you will be using the
Group Policy Editor which, unfortunately, is not
available in Windows 7 Home and Windows 7 Home
- Click the Start button.
- In the start search dialogue box type:
gpedit.msc and Press Enter.
- The Group Policy window will now open.
- In the Left hand Pane of the Group Policy
window, Click on the chevron (>) next to
- This will expand the directory. Look down
the list and Click on the chevron (>) next to
- Again look down the Administrative Templates
list and Click on the chevron (>)next to Windows
- Finally Click on the Windows Error reporting
- Take a look in the Right Hand Pane for the
Disable Windows Error Reporting option and
highlight it by clicking on it with your mouse.
- A description of what this policy does now
- At the top of this description you will see
a link marked Edit Policy Setting, Click on this
link to view the Disable Error reporting
- Click the radio button next to the Disable
option and the Press OK.
- Windows Error Reporting has now been
- To re-enable Error Reporting follow above
steps but instead of Clicking the disabled radio
button Click the Enabled option.