Disable "Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry" in Windows

article #1092, updated 15 days ago

For the last year or two or three, it’s been helpful to check Task Manager and see if a Microsoft telemetry service is eating up hard drive and/or CPU bandwidth. The fixes change over time because Microsoft changes its methods. Here is a page with very effective methods, kept up to date so far:

https://www.thewindowsinsider.org/microsoft-compatibility-telemetry-windows-10/

I am using these four steps:

sc delete DiagTrack
sc delete dmwappushservice
echo "" > C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v AllowTelemetry /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Categories:   Windows OS-Level Issues