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    Hi, is it safe for me to remove drwatson.exe from my xp home machine? I know it can be useful to some people but i dont want it anymore. If this is possible how do I delete it safely?

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    AS far as I know it can't be removed but this is what it does in case you didn't know
    Dr. Watson for Windows is a program error debugger that gathers information about your computer when an error (or user-mode fault) occurs with a program. Technical support groups can use the information that Dr. Watson obtains and logs to diagnose a program error. When an error is detected, Dr. Watson creates a text file (Drwtsn32.log) that can be delivered to support personnel by the method they prefer. You also have the option of creating a crash dump file, which is a binary file that a programmer can load into a debugger

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    you can also disable it and prevent it from making a log file
    open up Regedit and find the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug.
    Set the Auto string to 0.
    Then use Windows Explorer and go to Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\DrWatson\. DeleteUser.dmp and DrWatson32.log.

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