Are you in a problem with Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or Windows 10 or want to keep you more secure for accessing the data? Yes! Microsoft is taking huge data as well as high disk using by Windows Compatibility Telemetry. With this in mind, this proved guideline will help you to disable or fix the Telemetry.
In general, telemetry in Microsoft contains the technical data with log files and data files which are sending users data to Microsoft. They are telling it as ensuring you more secured and increasing users performance. Truly, they are taking more data as default which is concerning factors for any users. You can check more about it from here.
What is Windows Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry:
Simply, the Microsoft Telemetry is the collection of technical data of your devices which send it to Microsoft. But in the recent version of Windows 10 is using the disk highly. At the same time, Microsoft is sending more data from your machine including media files log, typing record with MS Office and much more. For this reason, if you check the below images, you will see the Windows Compatibility Telemetry is spending huge data from your computer.
But it is the blessing that Microsoft has kept an option to disable it. Though you can’t disable the use completely, it will keep the process simpler and less concerning. With this in mind, I will discuss in this post how can your fix Microsoft Telemetry, and surely it is the most efficient and easy method for disabling the issues.
Follow the Complete Guideline, and I have described all single steps with the screenshot.
Fix Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage:
Generally, Telemetry takes the half of the disk space from your drive. At the same time, they make the PC slower. If we skip the security issues, then the Windows Compatibility Telemetry is working for decreasing users experience.
For this reason, if you want to fix Windows Telemetry in Windows 10 or disable it, you can follow the 3 methods.
1. Fix Microsoft Telemetry from Group Policy Editor (Reliable and Easy)
2. Edit Registry Editor of Windows to fix it (Reliable)
3. Use Third Party Tools (Easy)
Let’s see all the methods to disable Windows Telemetry in details with the necessary screenshot.
1. Fix Windows Compatibility Telemetry from Group Policy Editor:
i) Open Run On your Computer. You can search on the Windows searching area to get it. On the other hand, press Windows Logo Key + R (At a time) and it will open the RUN. (See The Screenshot)
ii) Now it will open the RUN and Here write
iii) At this time, follow the instruction of Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds. (See The Screenshot for Better Understanding. I have pointed to Red Serial Number, Click here and get the next step. Do it carefully for not making any fault)
iv. Now double cl n the step 5 (in the screenshot above and below). It will open another window, and you need work here for disabling the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry.
v. Now check the disable and click OK and Apply. Yes! You have successfully disabled the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry. If you check from the task manager, you will see it is not using disk space now.
If you can do every 5 step on the above, you do not need to follow any methods. You are done. But in some cases, where you can’t get all the things, then you need to try the next step. Let’s see it.
2. Edit Registry Editor for Windows to fix it:
In some cases, in Windows Home Editon you will not get the facilities to work with Group Policy. For this reason, you have to search alternative way. Here, you can work with Windows Registry Editor which is available in all the editor of Windows Operating system. So, Let’s see how can you edit the Registry Editor to fix Windows Compatibility Telemetry.
i) Following the above process open the RUN from your computer by searching or pressing Windows Logo Key + R.
ii) Now Type regedit and click on OK.
iii) Here Needs to follow the below command carefully. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > DataCollection. (Note: I have deleted some folder from the screenshot, you will find a lot of folders. Just Find out the marking area and click on it with the given serial)
iv. Now from the Data Collection folder, do Right Click and Click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. It will create an empty Registry file, and You have given a name it. Give the name Allow Telemetry. (See the Below Screenshot 4 and 5)
v. Now Double click on the renamed and newly created Registry file named Allow Telemetry and Here set the value data 0 and click Ok. Yes! It has done.
Now it will disable the Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage. Surely, you will be succeeded to fix it by following the above two methods, if it not works, then you can use some software which is freeware and open source code on the GitHub. Let’s see how does it work.
3. Use Third Party Tools To Fix Microsoft Telemetry
I will not inspire you to use any tool to fix windows issues. As they may not be reliable. Though I have described here how you can use third-party tools for disabling telemetry on Windows. Yes! It is freeware and available on the GitHub. If you do not tech savvy to edit the above functions including Group Policy or Registry Editor, you can use this tool.
At the same time, you may also try some others tool. I will inspire to check the software before using it.
FAQ’s About Telemetry on Windows:
Am I not getting the Windows Compatibility Telemetry on my PC?
-Please do update your OS and Drivers; it will show you the usage and folders on the system.
Will the methods work for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or Windows 10 Home, Pro or Enterprise Version?
-Yes! The procedures for disabling the telemetry is same. In sometimes, the version may seem different than the screenshot, but you will get all the things in the right places.
How will I ensure the method is working?
Simple, Open the Task Managers and ensure that the process is not running or not using the telemetry.
Will disabling telemetry cause any problem?
-Not Actually. Preferably you will save your data and high disk usage.
Editors Note From TechyPi:
By all means, I will ensure I have checked all the method to fix Microsoft Windows Compatibility Telemetry for the high disk in Windows 10 use on the different computers, and it is working fine. So, you will not get any problem, and it will surely see the update.
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