Disable Checking For Solutions For Crashed Programs in Windows 7

When a program crashes, hangs for a long time or closes down unexpectedly, Windows 7 shows a dialog with options to check for a solution online, close the program and debug the program. A program crashing is already a headache, checking for solutions online is too much to ask. Moreover, many users have expressed their independent opinion that looking for solutions in case of a crashed program rarely works and is a waste of time. Additionally, this option works only if you are connected to the Internet. If you are using a computer which is not online, then this option is completely useless. Fortunately, there is a way to disable checking for solutions online in Windows 7. Here is how :

Disable Checking for Solutions Online in Windows 7

  1. Click on the Start Menu (blue orb in the bottom-left) and then click on Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel, click on System and Security, then click on Action Center.
  3. In the Action Center window, click on Change Action Center settings in the left side menu.

    Disable Checking for Solutions Online in Windows 7

  4. Click on the link Problem reporting settings shown at the bottom in the Action Center setting window.

    Disable Checking for Solutions Online in Windows 7

  5. Select Never check for solutions from the list of options as shown.

    Disable Checking for Solutions Online in Windows 7

  6. Click on the OK button to save the settings.

After you have disabled Windows 7 for checking solutions online in case of a crashed program, you will no longer be pestered with the messages to check for online solutions when a program stops working or hangs for a long time.

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