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Description of the Windows Error Reporting tool (Dw20.exe)
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The Windows Error Reporting tool, Dw20.exe, collects information automatically whenever an Office program stops responding. With this tool, you can send a report directly to Microsoft. Microsoft uses the data to address problems and enhance future program versions . This article describes how edit the registry to disable the Application Error Reporting tool.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To disable the Application Error Reporting tool, add a DWReportee value of 1 to following registry keys:
For more information about the Office Application Error Reporting tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325075For additional information about Microsoft Office-related registry keys and the Application Error Reporting tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325075/ )How to disable error reporting by the Application Error Reporting tool
Article ID: 841477 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.4