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How to Disable the Error Reporting Feature in Windows XP

XP-Tips Website - Tip

tip by Brett at XP-tips.com


Notes from Clif

Brett's site is full of Windows XP tips. I found this one and remembered just how annoying those error reporting pop-ups can be.


Tip from Brett

When an application crashes in Windows XP, you may receive a request to send an error report to Microsoft. These requests can become a little annoying. Also, error reports can sometimes include part of a document you were working on when the program crashed and you may feel that sending them compromises your privacy somewhat.


Mind you, sending error reports may actually help Microsoft to produce more stable software in the future. The decision to send error reports is up to the individual. You can decide to send reports on a case-by-case basis, or you can choose to disable the error reporting function completely.

Read on to see the details.