Enable or disable the Windows Error Report service on Windows 10/8/7

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Windows Error Reporting (WHO), introduced since Windows Vista, works in the same way as user mode dumps. But this service is not enabled by default in Windows 10/8, and a registry round can be executed to put it into action.

In this article, I will show you how to enable this Windows Error Reporting service using the Windows registry so that you can easily collect dump files into a folder in the Explorer (16). Please note that applications that create their own custom crash reports, including.NET applications, are not supported by this feature.

Collect garbage in user mode with Registry Editor

Since the Windows Error Report function is not enabled by default, you can use the following registry trick to bring it to life:

1 Press Windows + R, type Regedt32. exe in the dialog box Run and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

2. 12) Navigate here :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Error ReportingLocalDumps

3 In the right pane of this pane, you can create different value data to configure WHO. Here are the different data you can create here:

a. DumpFolder – (Create: with right click -> New -> Extensible string value))

This string value deals with where crash data is collected in a file. You can double-click on the character string created above to change its value data. The default value should be %LOCALAPPDATA%CrashDumps. To find the dump files saved after a crash, press Windows Key + R, type %LOCALAPPDATA%CrashDumps and recover the dump files.

b. DumpCount – {Create : with Right Click -> New -> DWORD (32 Bit) Value}.

DWORDStep a. By default, this number is 10. If the number of files exceeds 10, the oldest files are deleted and the new files take their place.

c. DumpType – {Create: with right click -> New -> DWORD (32-bit)} value

Custom dump; Mini dump; Full dump as required. Use Value data 0, 1, 1, 2.



For example, if you want to empty files for ImageReady, an application component of Adobe PhotoshopImageReady. exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows Error ReportingLocalDumpsImageReady.exe.

Then you can step 3ImageReady.exe overwrite the master key setting, i.e. LocalDumps.

Disable Windows error notification service

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To disable Windows error notification service, simply delete the registry key.

Always remember to create a system restore point first.

I hope you find this article useful!

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