"Microsoft Application Error Reporting" Installed Program on Windows 8

Q

What is the installed program "Microsoft Application Error Reporting" on my Windows 8 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"Microsoft Application Error Reporting" is an installed program on Windows 8 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Microsoft Application Error Reporting" listed on "uninstall or change a program" in Control Panel, because it is flagged as a hidden system component in the registry (SystemComponent=1).

Information related to "Microsoft Application Error Reporting" installed program:

Name: Microsoft Application Error Reporting
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 4816 KB
Version: 12.0.6015.5000
System Component: 1
Identifying Number: {95120000-00B9-0409-1000-0000000FF1CE}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Windows Live\.cache\9a070fe71cdcc7e07\
Install Date: 20121127
Local Package: C:\Windows\Installer\4f44f.msi
Package Name: dw20sharedamd64.msi
Uninstall Command: 
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "Microsoft Application Error Reporting" as an installed program.

 

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