Disable Windows reporting modal

On Windows, program faults can cause an modal window to appear regarding reporting the issue to Microsoft. This window stops automated scripts from further progress. This is a problem for long-running programs or scripts that call other programs, perhaps on a Task Schedule.

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Disable Windows Reporting modal windows on Windows Pro and non-Pro by simply opening “services.msc” and disable “Windows Error Reporting Service”.

Windows Pro only

Alternatively, for Windows Pro:

Press +r and type


Go to Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows Error Reporting and configure as desired.

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