Disable Windows error reporting

If you would like to disable the pop-up dialog that Windows displays after an app crashes:

On Windows XP, they could get rid of it by going to “Control Panel > System Properties > Advanced > Error reporting”, clicking on “Disable error reporting” and disabling “But notify me when critical error occurs”.

On Windows 7 on the other hand, if we go to “Control Panel\System and Security\Action Center\Problem Reporting Settings” and select “Never check for solutions”,¬†we still see a dialog when app crashes. The dialog says:

[Window Title]
MyAppName

[Main Instruction]
MyAppName has stopped working

[Content]
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program.

[Close the program] [Debug the program]

 

A command like this won’t work, as it has the same effect than the control panel: serverWerOptin /disable.

We will have to set this registry value to 1 instead: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\DontShowUI

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