Disable the “check online for a solution” dialog (error reporting) in xp, vista, and windows 7

When you’re trying to fix a computer or are setting it up for certain functionality for a business, it can be quite annoying always getting error messages when you know what your doing. Today we take a look at disabling those messages in XP, Vista, & Windows 7.

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Usually the message says something like “Windows Mail has stopped working. Windows can check online for a solution to lớn the problem. Cheông chồng online for a solution and cthất bại the program.” It’s extremely annoying because you usually just want the program khổng lồ close.

Note: Error Reporting can be valuable if Windows isn’t working correctly & shouldn’t be disabled unless you’re a system admin or power user. This is not recommended for the average home page user.


Error Reporting is enabled by default on XPhường, Vista, and Windows 7. If an error occurs, a detailed message regarding the error pops up & you’re prompted lớn sover the information lớn Microsoft. This is so they can gather error info from millions of PC’s and helps them create patches & Service Packs. In some cases it will kiểm tra the error and provide solutions lớn fix it. When you’re setting up a machine for specific functionality, the messages get very annoying. There are a number of reasons why an experienced user or tech would want to lớn turn them off, so lets begin.

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 7

Open up the start menu & type in problem reporting settings inkhổng lồ the tìm kiếm box, or head khổng lồ Action Center –> Change kích hoạt Center Settings –> Problem Reporting Settings. If you used the search, use the “Choose how lớn report problems” tác phẩm in the list:

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Then you can easily choose the option from the list:

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Again, you probably should leave sầu it enabled, but this will let you disable it.

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 7 with Group Policy

Note: This method used Local Group Policy Editor which isn’t available in Home versions of Windows 7.

Cliông xã on Start & enter gpedit.msc into lớn the search box và hit Enter.

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Local Group Policy Editor opens & you want lớn navigate lớn User Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Windows Error Reporting & under Setting double cliông chồng on Disable Windows Error Reporting.

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Change it from Not Configured lớn Enabled, then cliông chồng Apply & Ok và cthua kém out of Local Group Policy Editor.

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Disable Error Reporting in Vista


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To disable Error Reporting in Vista cliông chồng on Start and open Control Panel.

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Make sure you’re in Classic View and double clichồng on Problem Reports và Solutions.

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Under Tasks click on the Change Settings liên kết.

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It’s worth noting here that if you choose Ask me khổng lồ check if a problem occurs, error reporting is enabled but you get to lớn choose whether or not to skết thúc the diagnostics lớn Microsoft. If you select Cheông chồng for solutions automatically (recommended) then all data will be sent khổng lồ Microsoft automatically. Since we want to disable it all together, cliông chồng on the Advanced Settings links.

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In the next screen under For my programs, problem reporting is…select Off then clichồng Ok khổng lồ cthất bại out of the Problem Reports và Solutions window.

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Next you’ll see that everything under Choose how lớn kiểm tra for solutions to computer problems is grayed out. Click Ok to cthảm bại out of this screen.

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Click Cthua trận on the message telling you that Error Reporting is turned off.

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Disable Error Reporting in XP


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To disable error reporting in XP right cliông xã on My computer & select Properties. In the System Properties window clichồng the Advanced tab then the Error Reporting button.

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The Error Reporting window comes up where you want khổng lồ select Disable error reporting. Uncheck the box But notify me when critical error occur if you don’t want khổng lồ see any errors at all then cliông chồng Ok & Ok to lớn close out of the System Properties window.

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Conclusion

When you’re setting up a computer for a phối of users in a company, chances are the settings will pop up error messages that you already know about, và this takes up time to lớn clichồng out of them. With error reporting turned off, experienced users can go about their business without being annoyed constantly. A couple of other suggestions lớn eliminate other annoyances is to lớn disable Program Compatibility Assistant & disabling the delete confirmation dialog as well. So far I haven’t noticed as many errors in Windows 7 as Vista, & they seemed to lớn be a regular occurrence on XPhường. Disabling Error Reporting allows the experienced user to save time by not having to lớn constantly clicking out of them.


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