If you run Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 7, you probably have noticed a white flag in the system tray that notifies about PC issues that the operating system has identified.
Notifications range from backup software and security issue recommendations, missing firewall or antivirus applications, to recommending running Windows Defender to scan the PC.
While these notifications may point out some issues of the PC, they are often too general to be of help.
There are thankfully a few options on how to deal with those issues. Probably the easiest is to change the visibility of the Solve PC Issues icon so that the notifications are not displayed anymore in the Windows system tray.
This can be done the following way:
The second option is to open the Action Center after left-clicking on the white flag thatdisplays the notifications. This opens the Action Center control panel. It is possible to disable some - but not all - of the notifications in here.
It is for instance possible to turn off notifications about Windows Backup, but not about Windows Defender needing to scan the computer system.
The final option is to disable Windows Error Reporting in the Registry. This disables error reporting which has consequences on other features like the ability to create Windows crash dumps as well. It is usually not a good idea to disable error reporting but it will disable Action Center notifications on the system.
This disables Error Reporting in Windows 7. If the key is not there it can be created by right-clicking in the right window and selecting to create a new Dword (32-bit) that needs to be named Disabled.
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