Disable: Windows can check online for a solution to the problem

If you are like me, you will pretty much find the Windows “Problem Reporting” feature completely useless and annoying. Not only that, in 1 case on one of my clients servers the message on the screen asking if I want to check for resolutions to the problem actually stops my script from working that looks to see if a process is running and starts it if it isn’t.

Here is a simple way to disable this “feature” in Windows 7 and Server 2008. I’m sure there is a similar way to do it in Windows 8 and Server 2012, but I don’t have one of those in front of me at the moment to verify.

1. Open the “Action Center”, I generally do this by right-clicking the flag icon in the system tray, but you should be able to get to it from the “Control Panel” as well.

 

2. Look for and click the link “Change Action Center Settings”

 

3. Look for and click the link “Problem Reporting Settings”

 

4. Select “Never check for solutions” and click “OK”

 

Now the annoying window will never pop up asking to check for solutions, and there will be nothing to interfere with any scripts to restart a process, as was my case.

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