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How to disable all types or error messages (appcrash, dll initialization, hard error messages) through regedit (HKCU only)? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I was wondering how to disable all types of error messages on windows (XP/7/8/8.1) through registry through HKCU only.


    I know that on win 7/8 i can change

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting

    DontShowUI to 1


    and on win xp (is there any way to do this through HKCU instead HKLM?)

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting

    ShowUi to 0


    But this does not help with errors like "DLL Initialization failed", in order to fix these you have to set (any way to do in HKCU?)

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows

    ErrorMode to 2


    However, I need everything done only through HKCU. Are there other ways to directly or indirectly disable all sorts of error messages, preferably through HKCU not HKLM?


    Other question, if it is not possible to disable the error messages in other ways, could there be a way to make the machine shut down faster so that error messages are not even showed while the machine is shutting down.

    I tried these on XP.

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop

    AutoEndTasks to 1

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop

    HungAppTimeout to 0

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop

    WaitToKillAppTimeout to 0


    It did help a little but still the error message manages to show up, unless you set

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows

    ErrorMode to 2

    but, i need to make the changes through HKCU only.
    Sunday, June 15, 2014 8:03 AM

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