How to disable microsoft compatiability telemetry


Windows 10 has a lot of useful as well non-useful apps and features for their customers. However, Microsoft is the producer of one of the most used operating systems in the world. So they design their operating system to meet the requirements of such a huge audience. The Microsoft compatibility telemetry service is also one of them. It is a  data gathering related feature. It gets enabled by default in every Microsoft device and collects information on the user activity and further delivers it to Microsoft. Now, this has raised a lot of concerns about privacy issues in the customers. S most of them want to disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry from their system. Now hoe to do so? Well, we will help you with that.

Do you want to disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry on your PC? If you do, then you came to the right place. Today we will discuss on how to disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry on Windows 10 devices. We are going to discuss two methods in full detail. So without any further delay, let’s get started.

What is Microsoft compatibility telemetry?

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is a legit windows OS file. It is located in C:\\Windows\\System32 directory by the name of CompatTelRunner.exe. This particular file is responsible for all the processes on the computer system. So, by all means, it is not some malicious file. However, people still find it suspicious because it takes ridiculously large among of CPU processing power.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry features

  • Keeps the Windows secure, performant and reliable
  • Allows to personalize engagement surfaces of Windows
  • Keeps Windows updated
  • Analyzes the use of Windows and helps to improve functionality

How to fix Microsoft compatibility telemetry windows 10


Windows compatibility telemetry uses a lot of disk processing resources which leads to high CPU usage. Also, it transfers the user private and sensitive information to Microsoft servers and so if you intend to terminate Microsoft compatibility telemetry Windows 10, then you can follow these methods.

Method 1: Using Command Prompt

You can easily disable the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Windows 10 by using our Command Prompt method. In this process, all you need to do is type the commands in the CMD Window which we are giving below. And press enter key after every command.

1: Press the Windows icon button and R Key to open the Run window.

2: Type “cmd” and press Enter

3: Now in the Command Prompt window, right-click on it and select the “Run as administrator” option.

4: Enter the following windows commands one by one.

5: Then press Enter after every command.

sc delete DiagTrack

sc delete dmwappushservice

echo ““ > C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger\AutoLogger-DiagTrack-Listener.etl

red add “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection”/v AllowTelemtery/t REG_DWORD/d 0 /f

Method 2 – Using Registry Editor

You can also use this Registry Editor method if you want to disable the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Windows 10. Just follow the given steps:

1: Type regedit in Run window to open the Registry Editor.

2: Now, navigate to this key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Data Collection

3: Now you have to create a new DWORD, name it “AllowTelemetry” and then assign it a 0 value. If no key is present, simply create one yourself.

4: Disable the Telemetry Service and Connected User Experience service.

5: To perform step no. 3, run services.msc from the run window and then locate the above-given option.

6: Now Double-click on the “Connected User Experience and Telemetry Service” option, then select disable from the Startup type option.

Final Word

So, guys, this is how you can disable Windows compatibility telemetry windows 10 issue. I hope you understood both the methods. If you are facing any problem, then let me know through the comment section below. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

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