Shutting off Windows error reporting
So Windows has this error reporting feature to notify Microsoft of what went wrong when your PC locked up. Is there really a benefit to sending Microsoft this information? Considering it eats memory like anything else I would contend the answer is no. If you concur did you know there is a way to shut this feature off?
Here’s how in XP:
1. Open your control panel
2. Click on Performance and Maintenance
3. Then click on System
4. Go to the Advance Tab
5. Click on the Error Reporting button at the bottom
6. Select Disable Error Reporting
7. Click the “But notify me when a critical error occurs”
8. Click Ok Twice.
It’s a good idea if you want to disable the reporting to make sure Windows still notifies you if a critical error occurs. That way you have the needed information for troubleshooting and researching the issue. And now you have a little extra memory free for use.