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 :
- Click on the Start Menu (blue orb in the bottom-left) and then click on Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, click on System and Security, then click on Action Center.
- In the Action Center window, click on Change Action Center settings in the left side menu.
- Click on the link Problem reporting settings shown at the bottom in the Action Center setting window.
- Select Never check for solutions from the list of options as shown.
- 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.