Action Center

Action Center helps keep Windows running smoothly—watch this video to see how. (0:44)

Want more control over pop-up messages? Action Center lets you decide which Windows 7 alerts you see and which you don’t.

Action Center consolidates alerts from key Windows maintenance and security features, including Windows Error Reporting, Windows Defender, and User Account Control. If Windows requires your attention, the Action Center icon appears in the taskbar. Click it and you’ll see alerts and suggested fixes for any problems. You can fine-tune your choices in Control Panel.