Microsoft compatibility telemetry is the service in Windows 10 which is used to send information to Microsoft’s servers. The information sent is further used by Microsoft to fix their issues and improve the performance of Windows 10. This allows Microsoft to know about Windows OS and Windows Store related performance/issues etc. Telemetry service in Windows 10 is considered to be a security threat for those users who take their privacy seriously. Microsoft is secretly watching all the Windows related issues but users who don’t want to share this information considers disabling this service. As we listed above that it’s enabled by default and can’t be stopped. You can only limit the data you share with Microsoft. Also, Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility telemetry high disk usage is one of the problem user’s are facing due to telemetry service.
In this article we’ll show you how you can limit the data you share with Microsoft and even there’s a third party tool which disables this telemetry service in Windows 10. Users who don’t want to share a single bit of personal data with anyone should use that tool to stop Microsoft looking at you.
Telemetry data is sent to Microsoft in form of logs, reports etc which is collected by system diagnostic. Users can only define the level up to which they can share the information with Microsoft. There are four tiers:
Security: Under this level, Windows OS will automatically send Windows security-related logs to Microsoft.
Basic: This will send device information like
security related things, device related data and much more.
Enhanced: Performance of Windows apps and how often users are using those apps.
Full: All Windows related data is being sent to Microsoft. Even user data can be accessed and sent remotely to Microsoft if needed.
These are the four tires up top which user can modify what to share an what not to. User can’t turn off the sharing of data related to Security but they can turn off another 3 tiers.
So, this information is enough to track what user is up to. If you care a lot about your privacy and security you should disable the telemetry service in Windows 10. but, MS doesn’t allow to turn it off completely.
In this case, you need to use a third party application which is available for free on GitHub.The first thing comes to your mind is that why you should disable the telemetry in Windows 10? The answer is simple: Why to share your private information with Microsoft. According to a report telemetry in Windows 10 can even send the words typed on the keyboard, webcam-related information and much more. Indirectly Microsoft is watching whole the activity of users using the telemetry data.
You should disable all the data which is being shared with Microsoft using a free tool which can be downloaded for free from GitHub. In fact, this will automatically solve the problem ” Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage”. We’ve also shown the steps t solve this without disabling Microsoft telemetry.
Disable Windows 10 Telemetry (Disable WinTracking)
- Download the tool from here.
- Launch the tool and you’ll get the interface like the image given below:
- Select all the options and set service method to disable.
- Press Go button and you’re done.
This will simply disable all the telemetry related services in Windows 10 by changing the values in registry editor and also by disabling the services. These services allow Windows 10 to send user related information to Microsoft.
Solve: Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage Windows 10
If you just want to solve the high CPU usage by Microsoft compatibility telemetry then below are the methods you should try. But, keep in mind that method given above will also automatically solve your problem as it disables all the services related to telemetry in Windows 10. The process will be automatic, but you can manually solve the high disk usage problem too.
We’ve shown you the three methods which will surely help you in getting rid of this problem. We’ve already shown an article about System and Compressed Memory which is system service but eating up all the disk usage. Most of the times Microsoft’s inbuilt services are creating disk and CPU usage related problems. Users can’t even run their PC properly due to running services in the background and high CPU usage by them.
Below are the methods you can use to solve the Telemetry High Disk usage in Windows 10.
Using Group policy Editor
Group policy editor is really a useful tool which allows us to manage policy in Windows. If we disable the Data Collection and Preview builds in Windows then high disk usage by telemetry might be solved. Below are the steps to do this.
- Open group policy editor. Press Win+R and type gpedit.msc and hit enter.
- Browse to Computer Configuration-Administrative Templates-Windows Components-Data Collection and Preview Builds.
- Double click on Allow Telemetry and select the Disable option.
- Click OK and check if there’s any change in disk usage.
In most of the cases, this problem is solved. If it didn’t work then try another method given below.
Using Registry Editor
Registry editor is really very useful to do many unusual things in Windows. Users can control almost everything using the registry editor. Similarly, you can use the registry editor to solve Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage problem.
- Press Win+R, type regedit and hit enter.
- Give administrator privileges to open the editor.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-SOFTWARE-Policies-Microsoft-Windows-DataCollection.
- You’ll get Allow Telemetry value there and if it’s not located there create a new one by Right-Click>New>Dword (32-bit) value and put “Allow Telemetry” as its name.
- Set the value to 0 and click OK.
- Restart Windows and your problem is solved now.
After all these methods, your problem should be fixed. If you still have questions about Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry then comment down below. We’ll try to help you out in every possible way.