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Windows System Registry Tutorial
Windows System Registry stores lots of information for system and application configurations and settings. However not all of these settings can be modified using the provided configuring tools. You have to find the right place in the system registry in order to modify the hidden settings. The tutorial helps you to find and edit registry keys and values that are most commonly used.
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Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting
Value Name : DoReport
Value Data Type: DWORD
Value Name : ShowUI
Value Data Type: DWORD
This ErrorReporting registry key allows you to set the error reporting features of your Windows XP or above version. Error reporting feature allows you to use to report computer and program errors to Microsoft. Microsoft can use your reports to track and fix problems with the operating system and with programs. 'When an error occurs, a dialog box is displayed that prompts you to report the problem to Microsoft. If you want to report the problem, technical information about the problem is sent to Microsoft over the Internet. You must be connected to the Internet to use the feature ' .
Is this feature really useful to you? For most of Windows users who are not Beta testing volunteers, the answer is No. To disable ErrorReporting feature, set both the value DoReport and ShowUI to 0; to enable it, set these values to 1.
How to edit the registry value mentioned above?
Click Start > Run, type "regedit" and press OK to open Registry Editor. In the left pane, expand the registry tree under "My Computer" and locate the sub key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting". In the right pane, find the item DoReport. Double click on it and open the "Edit DWORD Value" dialog, change the Value data to 1 to enable the error-reporting feature, or 0 to disable it. Click OK button to save the change. Repeat the above step and modify the value ShowUI to 0 to disable or 1 to enable the error-reporting feature.
Notice: Windows Registry contains some critical system settings as well as many trivial application data, please make sure that you know what they really means before you modify any registry values. You may also backup system registry before performing any changes.