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Published on 06.02.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Internet Explorer’s Crash Detection

Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s Crash Detection in Windows 7.

This policy setting allows you to manage the crash detection feature of add-on Management.

If you enable this policy setting, a crash in Internet Explorer will exhibit behavior found in Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 and earlier, namely to invoke Windows Error Reporting. All policy settings for Windows Error Reporting continue to apply.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the crash detection feature for add-on management will be functional.

Disable IE Crash Detection

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Turn off Crash Detection in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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