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I would like to know if Windows Error Reporting is enabled on the OS on which my code runs. What is the registry key to find this information?

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Under Windows 7 (and probably Vista, perhaps XP) Windows Error Reporting is the Wersvc service.

You can check it's start state settings in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WerSvc\

If Start (REG_DWORD) is set to 4, it's disabled at startup.

If you want to find out if it's actually running or not, then you'll need to look someplace other than the registry.

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thanks a lot :) if i would like to find out whether WER is running or not, where can i look ? – Mark Aug 10 '11 at 18:12
It's now a matter of where to look to see if it's running, it's HOW to look, and there's many ways to do it. If you are a coder, then you should be able to use functions provided in your language of choice. From a command prompt you can use 'sc query wersvc'. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 10 '11 at 21:56

For Vista the keys are •HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting •HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting

I believe in XP it is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting

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thanks a lot :) – Mark Aug 10 '11 at 18:13

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