How to set Dr Watson as the default debugger for windows

Dr Watson is a debugger. It means it is for debugging exceptions. Exceptions are problems which occur during runtime of a program.

Say you divide a number by zero.

The above calculation throws an exception. So Dr Watson which acts as the debugger catches the exceptions and throws an error report. This is what you see as a dialog box which contains the Send error report and Don’t send buttons.

Anyway if you have visual studio installed it takes over the debugging. However, if you want Dr Watson to be the remote debugger then use the following instructions,

Go to start > run and type cmd.

Type in the command drwtsn32 -i

Note that there is a space between 32 and -.

Dr Watson will be installed as the default debugger.