Turn off Windows Error Reporting in Windows 7

When a program crashes in Windows 7, Windows offers to submit an error report to Microsoft. If you get annoyed by these report submission requests, then you can disable this feature (you will still get a prompt to close the crashing program). Here is how :

  1. Press the key combination Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type gpedit.msc in the Run dialog and press Enter.

    Start Run dialog in Windows 7

  3. In the Local Group Policy Editor navigate to
    Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → System → Internet Communication Management → Internet Communication Settings.
  4. You would find a setting on the right hand side pane — Turn Off Windows Error Reporting as shown,

    Turn off Windows Error Reporting

  5. Double-click on this setting and choose Enabled and then click OK.

    Group Policy for Windows Error Reporting

  6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

Alternatively, you can download win7_turn_off_wer.zip to your computer, extract the contents of the ZIP archive to a folder and run disable_wer.reg by double-clicking on it. If later, you want to re-enable the Windows Error Reporting, you can double-click on enable_wer.reg.