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How To Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

by Ishaq Dar
Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

Having so-many facilities in a single operating system can be a curse for PC users. Take an example of Windows 10 OS, here you’ll find so many services and most of them are enabled by default. Some users want them and some feel annoyed because they didn’t ask for them. Likewise, there’s an Error Reporting service in Windows 10.

Such a facility is provided for users who want to be notified if anything goes wrong in the installed OS. But there also are some users who don’t want such services anymore. For those, I’ve drafted a guide about How To Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10. Let’s talk a little about what you should do if you are feeling annoyed by this error.

Why Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10?

No doubt, the Error Reporting service is delivered for the greater good of Windows 10 users. But most of the time, this facility can also be annoying. For instance, when your Disk storage has less than 90% of free capacity, the error reporting will not allow you to save any further files on the drive. Also, if you want your computer to be secure & private, then you may consider Disabling Error Reporting on Windows 10 PC. Because this facility also uses the location services which may compromise your device’s privacy.

2 Ways To Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

1) Disable Startup Type

  • Type “Services” in the search bar and click on “Run as Administrator”

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

  • Locate and Open “Windows Error Reporting Service”

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

  • Under the “General” tab, click on the Startup Type dropdown menu.

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

  • Select “Disabled” and click on the Ok button.

2) Tweak Registry Editor

  • Open the Control Panel and navigate to “System and Security”

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

  • Click on “Security and Maintenance”

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

  • Now if under “Review recent messages and resolve problems” the OS is telling you there’s no problem, then proceed to tweak registry editor.

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

  • Press Win + R key and type Regedit in it. Afterward, click once on the OK button.

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

  • Navigate following the path in the Registry Editor
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 10

  • Right-click on the empty space and create a new DWord (32-bit) Value key.
  • Name it “Disabled” and set it’s value to 1.
  • After saving the changes, close the Registry editor.
  • Don’t forget to restart your PC.

That’s all, keep visiting WindowsBoy for more.

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