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How to Enable or Disable Steps Recorder in Windows


Steps Recorder (called Problems Steps Recorder in Windows 7), is a program that helps you troubleshoot a problem on your device by recording the exact steps you took when the problem occurred. You can then post or send this record to a support professional to help them diagnose the problem.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Steps Recorder for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Steps Recorder.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Steps Recorder in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Steps Recorder using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Steps Recorder
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Enable or Disable Steps Recorder in Windows OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Steps Recorder in Windows
Enable or Disable Steps Recorder in Local Group Policy Editor


In Windows 7, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

In Windows 8, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions.

In Windows 10, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two.

1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Application Compatibility. (see screenshot below)

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3. In the right pane of Application Compatibility, double click/tap on the Turn off Steps Recorder policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable Steps Recorder

A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Steps Recorder

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Enable or Disable Steps Recorder in Windows OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Steps Recorder in Windows
Enable or Disable Steps Recorder using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppCompat

DisableUAR DWORD

(delete) = Enable
1 = Disable

1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Steps Recorder

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Steps_Recorder.reg

download


 3. To Disable Steps Recorder

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Steps_Recorder.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn