What information is sent to Microsoft when I report a problem?

When a hardware or software problem occurs on your computer, Windows collects information that describes the problem, called a problem report. Report details can include, for example, the name of a program that has stopped working, the date and time that a problem occurred, or the version of the program that has encountered the problem.

Sending a problem report allows Windows to notify you if a solution is available. If a solution is not available, you might be asked to provide additional details about the problem to help create one. Additional details can include files or parts of files that help identify the problem or explain how it has affected your computer. Windows does not intentionally collect any personal information, and you can view additional details in a problem report before sending it to Microsoft. See View the details of a problem report.