How to get notifications of program crashes on Windos 11?

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From all Windows versions up to Windows 7, I am used that a message box will pop up and inform me if and why a program crashed, e.g. because of a memory access violation. On Windows 11, programs just silently quit.


How to restore the "crash message box" in Windows 11? I need it for


- programs running in the background and performing some important task. I need to know if something went wrong.

- self-developed C++ software which may not be stable yet. I need to know if something went wrong.

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best response confirmed by Neon5 (Occasional Contributor)
I was able to fix the problem after finding and reading this:

Problem solved by adding this registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting: DontShowUI (REG_DWORD) = 0