If a program stops working or responding, Windows can automatically report the problem and check for a solution. By default, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Vista collect information that describes the problem, called a problem report. Report details can include the name of the program that has stopped working, the date and time when the problem occurred, and the version of the program that has encountered the problem. Sending a problem report allows Windows to notify you if a solution is available. In this article, we will look how to quickly check if solutions are available for problem reports.
Press Win + R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. The Run dialog will appear on the screen. Type the following command into the Run box:
rundll32.exe werconcpl.dll,LaunchErcApp -updatecheck
Press Enter, and Windows will directly start checking for solutions available to problem reports on your PC.
You may want to pin a shortcut to this command to your Start Menu or Start screen so you can directly start checking for problem reports.
Bonus Tip: If you want to open the Check for Solutions page and selectively check for solutions to only certain problem reports, use this command to open the page directly:
control.exe /name Microsoft.ActionCenter /page pageSignoff
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