Prevent Windows from sending an error report when a device driver requests additional software during installation

Windows has a feature that allows a device driver to request additional software through the Windows Error Reporting infrastructure. This policy allows you to disable the feature. If you enable this policy setting Windows will not send an error report to request additional software even if this is specified by the device driver. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting Windows sends an error report when a device driver that requests additional software is installed.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DeviceInstall -> Settings # DisableSendRequestAdditionalSoftwareToWER

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Device Installation


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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