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How To Disable Error Reporting in Windows 7

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How To Disable Error Reporting in Windows 7

Error reporting is one feature which is enabled by default in Windows 7 and this allows notifying Microsoft about any critical error which encountered on Windows 7. Microsoft gathers technical information about serious errors from PCs which helps them develop patches and service packs. But in case you are concerned about privacy, you can always turn the error reporting in Windows 7.

To Disable error reporting, Open Control Panel and navigate to System and Security and open the Action Center.

Action center

In the action center, click on the Change Action Center Settings link on the left sidebar.

Action center settings

In the action center setting, you might be able to see the Related Settings and the Problem reporting settings under it.

Error Reporting

This will open the settings to change the problem reporting. There will be four options available. The first two options automatically checks for problems and finds solutions. You can select either the third option which asks you to check for solutions or the fourth one which totally disables error reporting.

Disable Error Reporting

Once you are selected the option, click OK and close the action center.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



  1. Alex

    March 27, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    It has additional options in the Group Policy Editor.

  2. blogmines

    June 29, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    This is easy and simpler than the Group Policy Editor options

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