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Ditch Windows Error Reporting from Windows 7 altogether

Submitted by formula_86 on April 7, 2010 to Annoyance, Legacy

Thats right; get rid of Windows Error Reporting altogether because although it might seem useful to report problems to Microsoft, lets face it: you very rarely get anything back from Microsoft saying that they have found a solution, and when you see that 'Windows will notify you when a solution is available', I take that with a pinch of salt. Beside, I don't want Microsoft to know what goes on on my computer.

Ditch Windows Error Reporting altogether in both Windows 7 and Microsoft Office.

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Discussion (4 comments)

MikeW wrote on April 7, 2010, 2:02pm

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Have you ever followed the messages through to the Microsoft site, that explain you won't get an individual response (because they're anonymized for starters)?

It's by collecting mass reports that Microsoft identifies problems with code or drivers.

martijnsch wrote on April 7, 2010, 2:13pm

"you very rarely get anything back from Microsoft saying that they have found a solution"

I do have give me solutions Width that error reporting program. And i'm sure that they logging all received errors and solve it when they get the same error again and again from diffrent persons.

Calum.Cook wrote on April 7, 2010, 5:50pm

I had 3 solutions show up for old software which didn't run correctly in the past week alone. That's not representative of the average per week at all, but it did help me to find the solutions to the compatibility problems much more quickly than I would have been able to on my own.

jvd897 wrote on April 8, 2010, 12:31am

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You know you can disable this, right? However, like the other commenters, I have always found it helpful.

nyp wrote on April 8, 2010, 9:43am

Marked as removed.

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