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How To Turn Off Error Reporting In Windows XP

When an application crashes in Windows XP, a pop up window appears asking you if you would like to send a report to Microsoft. This error report feature is enabled by default and Microsoft states the report information will be used to fix bugs and develop future patches for Windows. Therefore, if you do not want to see these pop up windows, this technical brief will show you how to disable this error report feature.

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Turning Off Error Reporting In Windows XP

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on the Control Panel icon located in the right column of the Start Menu.
  3. If your Start Menu is set to the Classic View, then begin by clicking on the Start Button.
  4. Then click on Settings, then click on the Control Panel icon to open up the Control Panel.
  5. Now, Double click on the System icon to open up the System Properties window.
  6. Then click on the Advanced tab located at the top of the screen.
  7. Now click on the Error Reporting button located at the bottom of the screen.
  8. Then use your mouse to select the Disable error reporting option.
  9. You can leave the check mark next to: But notify me when critical errors occur.
  10. Now click the OK button to save your settings and exit the Error Reporting window.
  11. Then click the OK button to exit the System Properties window.
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