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Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10: When your system crashes or it stops working or responding, Windows 10 automatically send the error log to Microsoft and check if a solution is available to that particular problem. All these events are handled by Windows Error Reporting (WER) which is a flexible event-based feedback infrastructure which records information about software crash or failure from end users.

Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10

The data collected by Windows Error Reporting is analyzed to gather more information about the hardware and software problems that Windows can detect, then this information is sent to Microsoft and any available solution to the problem is sent back to the user from Microsoft. Anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Registry Editor

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\

Navigate to Windows Error Reporting in Registry Editor

3.Right-click on Windows Error Reporting then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Right-click on Windows Error Reporting then select New then DWORD (32-bit) Value

4.Name this DWORD as Disabled and hit Enter. Double-click on Disabled DWORD and change it’s value to:

0 = On
1 = Off

Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Registry Editor

5.To Disable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10 change the value of the above DWORD to 1 and click OK.

To Disable Windows Error Reporting change the value of the DIsabled DWORD to 1

Note: In case you want to Enable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10, simply right-click on Disabled DWORD and select Delete.

To Enable Windows Error Reporting right-click on Disabled DWORD & select Delete

6.Close Registry Editor and restart your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Group Policy Editor

Note: This method won’t work for Windows 10 Home Edition Users, it will only for Windows 10 Pro, Education, and Enterprise Edition.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open Group Policy Editor.

gpedit.msc in run

2.Navigate to the following location:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Error Reporting

3.Make sure to select Windows Error Reporting then in right window pane double-click on Disable Windows Error Reporting policy.

Select Windows Error Reporting then in right window pane double-click on Disable Windows Error Reporting policy

4.Now change the settings of Disable Windows Error Reporting policy according to:

To Enable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10: Select Not Configured or Enabled
To Disable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10: Select Disabled

To Enable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10 Select Not Configured or Enabled

5.Once you have selected the appropriate options, click Apply followed by OK.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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