Now You can easily Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry in Windows 7/8/10. But, Before Disabling any such function on Windows. We should be aware of each and every aspect of this Function (Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry). In this article we will try to clear your doubts like: Should You Disable Windows 10 Telemetry? Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage Fix in 2021.

How To Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Windows 7/8/10
Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Windows

Microsoft is one of the most revolutionary companies ever formed in the world! Without Microsoft, it is difficult to visualize mankind’s progress. This is due to its groundbreaking inventions. One of the most useful inventions of Microsoft its Windows operating system. This operating system is used by the majority of its population. Without this operating system, a computer is of no use!

Since 1985, many updated versions of Windows have been rolled out from time to time! Windows 10 is its latest and the one with most of the features. One such feature which has been added to Windows 10 is its telemetry service. The function of this service is to collect the user data and transmit it to Microsoft so that the data can be analyzed and any kind of issue can be detected and fixed!

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What Exactly is Telemetry Data?

This is the latest service added to the Windows 10 operating system. This service collects various information such as diagnostics information, your frequency of used features and applications, system files, etc. The permission to share data with Microsoft can be edited but cannot be turned off completely! You will find four tiers of telemetry settings which are-

#1. Basic: Allows basic information such as device information, etc.

#2. Security: Your security-related details can be shared.

#3. Enhanced: Here, both basic and security data can be sent to Microsoft.

#4. Full: In this category, there is no restriction and any information from your computer can be transmitted to Microsoft.

How to disable the Microsoft Compatibility Service? (Working)

There are some people who find this service to be a threat to their privacy in which there are some who do not wish to share their data with anyone. For such people, here we are with some of the methods which you can use to turn off the telemetry service on your Windows PC.

Since there is no direct option provided by Microsoft, you need to execute a number if steps in a given order. So go ahead and start executing the steps listed below.

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Method #1: Use Registry Editor.

Step 1- Press the Windows key and R from your keyboard simultaneously and type ‘Regedit‘ in the dialog box and hit ENTER.

Step 2- Head over to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Policies >> Microsoft >> Windows >> DataCollection.

Step 3- Now, right-click on DataCollection and choose New >> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then name the new value Allow Telemetry then double-click Allow Telemetry and set its value to zero (0) and click on OK.How To Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Windows 7/8/10

Using this method, the telemetry service will be disabled and your information will remain untouched. Still, if you are unable to disable the telemetry service, you can go to the next method.

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Method #2: By Group Policy Editor.

Step 1- Hold the Windows key and R from your keyboard simultaneously and type ‘gpedit.msc‘ in the dialog box and hit ENTER.

Step 2- Go to Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Data Collection and Preview Builds. And then, double-click on ‘Allow Telemetry,‘ select ‘Disabled‘ and then click ‘OK.’

You can launch your task manager to check if the service has been terminated. If not, try using the next method.

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These were some of the best working methods which you can use to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry services on your Windows 10. However, there is no direct option to completely disable telemetry services on Windows 10. But, you can turn off the telemetry services by using any of the methods listed above. Also, this is all you need to know about all new telemetry services and what are its functions.

If you know if any better method or if you have any queries in the methods listed above then please let us know about it in the comments section below.

Aditya is a Senior content writer at itechhacks. He likes to cover topics related to How-To, Windows 10, Android, iOS and interesting gadgets. He has over 5 years of experience in tech and troubleshooting.


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