XPlite can uninstall Dr Watson, re-install or repair Dr Watson on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Dr Watson Dr Watson

Dr. Watson is a program error troubleshooting tool that traps program faults, and generates a snapshot of the operating system that you can use to diagnose the fault

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In XPlite Professional you can find Dr Watson under the group titled System Tools & Utilities System Tools & Utilities.

Install Dr Watson:

Dr Watson is a stand-alone component. The function of Dr Watson does not rely on any other XPlite Professional components and removing other components in XPlite Professional should not influence Dr Watson.

Uninstall Dr Watson:

Dr Watson is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall Dr Watson without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: You may have other software installed that does require Dr Watson. If you encounter any compatibility issues with other software you can quickly and easily reinstall Dr Watson using XPlite Professional.


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Dr Watson and reinstall to repair Dr Watson on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2000 Professional: orig, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server: orig, SP1, SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Dr Watson

Of 2569 sampled Windows XP users, 1447 left Dr Watson installed and 1122 people uninstalled Dr Watson from their system.

Of 393 sampled Windows 2000 users, 148 left Dr Watson installed and 172 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 73 users (advanced features hidden or incomplete log data).

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall Dr Watson is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

Dr Watson is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Dr Watson is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial