How to Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry in Windows 10?

Microsoft has added plenty of features to its new window, the windows 10 with new updates. And in it, Microsoft compatibility telemetry is one of the most important features in that update. This is also very important as well as a helpful feature as it sends enormous data and reports the error identified to Microsoft. And these reposts help Microsoft to improve user’s experience and also helps in fixing the bugs in it. But many people have this complain that, Microsoft compatibility telemetry high disk usage error in the Microsoft Windows 10.

It continuously transfers the data and it results in Microsoft compatibility telemetry high CPU usage. And it has been observed by the complaints of many users that their systems are slowing down due to the high disc usage by the compatibility telemetry in Windows 10.

And that’s why many people feel that it is way better to disable the Microsoft compatibility telemetry in their systems. And you could do so through a number of methods I am going to tell you today. But before that, let’s have a complete idea about what window Microsoft compatibility telemetry is?

Windows 10 Microsoft compatibility telemetry – Meaning and more

Windows Microsoft compatibility telemetry is one of the features created by Microsoft for better functioning of Windows 10. This feature is not enabled by the user rather it is enabled by default itself. It didn’t have anything to do with any personal data rather it is only interested in the non-personal data like about the software installed, the type of hardware used, etc. It performs several functions like:

– Keep the windows reliable, secure and performant

– Keep windows updated

– Helps to analyze the windows users and also in its improvement.

Microsoft compatibility telemetry is way more different from the functional data and pattern scan. And that’s why, you could understand it in a better way by these few examples which are termed as telemetry data- The different type of hardware which is commonly used, the details related to the already installed application usage, the different type of installed application, it also contains the information related to the device drivers all of these are some of the parts of Microsoft telemetry.

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Level Of Telemetry

As we get an idea about what telemetry actually is, so now let us know a little more about the levels of Microsoft compatibility telemetry high CPU in windows 10. There are total 4 levels of telemetry, the first is “Security” the second one being “Basic“, the third level is “Enhanced” and the forth and the last one is “Full“.

Security: This is the first level in which, the data collected is used in maintaining the device secured. And the data related to it is stored and could be easily available and can be seen in the windows IoT core, windows 10 enterprise, windows 10 education editions only.

Basic: In this level of telemetry, the data which is required and used to understand and clear your idea about the device and to find the existing problems in the device, the telemetry data is always minimum at this level.

Enhanced: At this level telemetry, the data gathered is used to know about how the user is using the windows in his device. Also, the Microsoft compatibility telemetry data at this level helps Microsoft with the area of improvement for the users’ experience.

Full: The Last level of telemetry gathers complete information i.e the data from all the above levels and It also collects the additional data which could be required for the identification as well as fixing of problems.

How to Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Windows 10?

Windows compatibility telemetry or the compattelrunner.exe uses a lot of disk processing resources and result in the high usage of CPU. So, if you want to disable Microsoft compatible telemetry, then you could use the method mentioned below.

Method 1: Disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry by Group policy editor

So, the steps to disable it through the group policy editor are as follows.

Step 1: The first step is to press the Windows key, the key with the window logo in your keyboard along with R key. So, your first step is to press Windows key + R.

Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 2: A small page will open in front of you and on that page, type gpedit.msc and click on the OK button.

Step 3: Go to the computer configuration

Step 4: And the next step is to click on the “administrative template” which appears inside the computer configuration.

Step 5: In the next step, you have to click on the “Windows Components” which appears inside the administrative template.

Step 6: Inside windows components, you will find an option saying “Data collection and preview builds” click on that option.

Step 7: In the data collection and preview builds, you will see the option of “Allow Telemetry“, double-click on that option.

Step 8: And in the next step, you have to select the option saying disable and then click on the Ok button.

Step 9: Now, you have to go to your task manager and check whether it has worked or not.

And if this method didn’t work for you, then here I got an alternative method too for you.

Method 2: Disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry using the registry editor

Step 1: Press the window logo key + R as did in the above method, but this time writes regedit in the box on that page and click the OK button.

Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 2: When a page prompted by the user account control, then click on the Yes option.

Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 3: Now go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Now click in the “Software” option. and after that select “Policies“, in policies click on “Microsoft“, in it click on the “Windows” option in which you will see an option saying “Data Collection“.

Step 4: Right click on the “Data Collection” option, and click on “New” and in it, select the DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then name that new value as “allow telemetry” then double-click allow telemetry.

Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 5: Set the value data to 0 (Zero) and click on the OK button.

Method 3: Disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry using CMD

In this method, we will be running few commands in command prompt to disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry permanently.

Step 1: In windows 10 Click on the start menu and type CMD.

Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 2: Now in the Command Prompt option, right-click on it and select Run as administrator option.

Step 3: Now you need to execute all the command given below. Don’t forget to 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


Well, these are the methods which you could use to disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry windows 10. So now, by following these simple steps you can do so and you could enjoy the privacy, as well as the fast working of your computer as the high disk, will not be engaged in compatibility telemetry any more.

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