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What is Microsoft compatibility telemetry and how to disable it on Windows 10

Here you will find out:

  • what is Microsoft compatibility telemetry
  • how to disable this service
  • how DiskInternals software can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

About Microsoft compatibility telemetry

Microsoft compatibility telemetry is a very useful thing that lets you research applications on your computer in order to check their compatibility with a given device. The result of this fruitful work will improve how various programs with computer work together. In other words, Microsoft monitors all possible interruptions that may occur between the computer and the application and subsequently corrects them, all the best for users.

But, there is a downside here: Microsoft compatibility telemetry uses many resources in its work and leads to high CPU and high disk usage, so your computer may begin to slow and even freeze. These events can bother you and interfere with normal computer work.

Therefore, you may ask: is it possible to completely disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry?

In this article, you will find a lot of interesting things about this.

What data is collected and what is not by Microsoft compatibility telemetry

There is a specific list of data that must be sent by Microsoft compatibility telemetry.

If you did not know anything about it before, you can familiarize yourself with this list:

  • What drivers you use
  • What equipment you use
  • Any multimedia is also periodically checked
  • Any printed information is also important for Microsoft compatibility telemetry (every half hour)
  • Entire conversations in Cortana are also sent

It should be kept in mind that as soon as MS requests this information, the Microsoft compatibility telemetry service will immediately poison it. But, until this time, it is stored on a computer and takes up a lot of space and resources.

Don’t worry, your location is not important for Microsoft; it’s just like the wallpaper or the search log.

Solution 1. Turn off Microsoft compatibility telemetry with Task Scheduler

Not everyone may like the work of this service and especially, the point that it can lead to high disk usage.

And here is the algorithm to shut down telemetry with Task Scheduler:

Enter Task Scheduler in search bar and open it

In the search bar of the Start menu, enter: “Task Scheduler” and hit Enter.

Follow the path: Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience.

In Task Scheduler find application Experience, right-click and disable

In the last folder, locate and right-click the Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser tab. You will see a list from which you need to select Disable -> Ok.

Solution 2. Use local group policy editor

To use this alternative method, you need to press Win + R and enter “gpedit.msc”. Then press Enter.

In Run tool search bar enter gpedit command

Next, click on the following: “Computer Configuration” > “Administrative Templates”. Click on “Windows Components”, then on “Data Acquisition and Assembly Preview” > “Allow Telemetry” > “Disabled”. At the bottom of the dialog box, click OK.

That's all!

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