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How to Fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High disk Usage

Despite many positive features of window telemetry, many complaints were received about it. Customers claim that Microsoft telemetry deploys 50% of their disk which makes their system to process even more slowly. To fix this issue we are writing the article here. In today’s session, we will let you know How to Fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High disk Usage problem.

Window Microsoft Telemetry Data

Well, this is the most important modules that describe the working and capabilities of different software and applications. This was introduced as the telemetry data includes basic information of system along with system files, logos of how frequently apps are in use and you carry the apps. The module is aimed to pick the data and send it to the server where it performs the task accordingly. Basically, it resolves the server problems that get diagnosed on the basis of collected data.

Problem with Microsoft Telemetry

Although the module is workable and improves the Microsoft compatibility still some complaints were reported by the consumers. The telemetry carries a maximum amount of data usage that disturbs the whole processing and makes the processor slow. If you are facing this issue so we have some tips to fix it. Here we are describing the points by using which you cannot completely disable the telemetry but can close some of its modules to make the performance even better.

How to Fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High disk Usage problem.

It is not that much difficult to disable the windows Microsoft Telemetry, we are giving you the best solutions below.

  1. Disabling Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Using Group Policy Editor

The first method we are telling you is by disabling the group policy editor. But it happens sometimes that some PC does not have the Group Policy editor installed. So check it first and if your PC has this option then follow the steps given below.

  • At first, Press the Window + R to open the running dialog box and then type gpedit.msc then select the OK to complete the action
  • By typing the above-mentioned words your Group policy editor will get open.
  • Follow the given path to process further,

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds.

  • Select the telemetry option and then go for the option of Select this to resolve the issue.
  • Restart your device and check if this issue has been resolved or not
  • For checking purpose, press window + R and type

Even if the problem still exists then go for the second option given below.

  1. Disabling Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Using Registry Editor

Here is another method to disable the telemetry changing some of the keys in the registry editor. Make it sure that you have enough idea about which key you are going to change. Because in case, you change some other important key then you may put your PC or Laptop at risk. Or they may even stop functioning. So stay conscious and careful in this matter.

To change the keys of Registry editor follow the simple steps given below.

  • At first, Press the Window + R to open the running dialog box and then type gpedit.msc then select the OK to complete the action
  • It will ask you for permission, so allow it by pressing YES
  • In the next step follow the path as,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Data Collection

  • While you get on the option of Data collection then select it and choose New and then DWORD (32bit) Value.
  • This will generate a new value in the name of Allow Telemetry. Select this new added value and then set the value date as zero (0) and press the OK to complete the action.
  • Open the task manager to check if the issue has been resolved or not.
  • Preferably restart your device and for checking purpose, press window + R and type taskmgr.

Before going through this method make it sure that you have been logged in as an administrator because administrative privileges are as important as compulsory for this.

  1. Disabling Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Using CMDs

  • Here is the method of fixing the issue b going through the command prompt. For this, we have the following procedure. Take a tour.
  • Press the window key and type Command Prompt.
  • Select the option by clicking right on it
  • You will start running it as an admin
  • Once our window gets open, type the commands one by one and do the action by entering the enter key.
  • The command is sc delete DiagTrack sc delete dmwappushservice echo “” >
  • C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Diagnosis\\ETLLogs\\AutoLogger\\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl reg add
  • “HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Policies\\Microsoft\\Windows\\DataCollection” /v AllowTelemetry /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
  • After completing this, go to the manager and check the issue. If it has been resolved or not.
  1. Disabling Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Directly removing compattelrummer.exe from the Taskbar

If you remove this compattelrunner.exe from the taskbar your Microsoft telemetry will stop working completely and it will not run in the task manager. It is basically changing the process in the task scheduler, in which task time has been set. After that specific time set, the process starts executing the task and keep going on until the job gets done. Have a look at the method shared below.

  • Press the Window + R to launch the running app
  • Type here taskschd.msc and then press the enter key
  • Once you get into the task scheduler follow the mentioned path below,

Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Application Experience

  • In the Application Experiences here you will be having an option of Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser (Compattelrunner.exe)
  • Disable this by making a right click
  • This will turn the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry off
  • Restart your computer to check the issue.

This was about fixing the Microsoft compatibility telemetry issue. We hope that but following the methods, mentioned above, you will get your PC’s issue resolved. But if the problem still exists try to take the ownership of the process that is executable and change the permission so that it will not be able to work automatically.

Again for this Administrative privileges is very crucial.

How to Take Ownership of Process and Change Permission.

This is done if the problem of Microsoft compatibility telemetry still exists even after doing changes in registry editor, group policy editor and removing it directly from the taskbar. To fix the issue go through the described following steps. Take a look below.

  • At first, press Window + E to run the window Explorer
  • Find the executable file, which will be named as Compettalrunner.exe
  • Select this and go to its properties
  • Go to the security tab and here you will have the option of Advance, exactly at the right bottom
  • Then you will have the option of change
  • On clicking the change option a new window will pop up. This will ask you about the group or user for the owner then select the option of Advance
  • The find all listed users or groups by pressing Find Now
  • From the list look for your account and select it
  • Press ok and then complete the action by selecting the option of APPLY
  • Reopen the properties, so that the changes get implemented, in a while.
  • Once you reopen the properties, go the change permission and then change it to “Modify and change” permissions only to the administrator.
  • At some other time if you want this change permission to be executable, then open it again and change the option to execute.
  • Remove all the other listed permission as a safety concern and restart your PC or laptop to see if the issue got resolved or not.

This was how you can fix your Microsoft telemetry issue by changing some commands and keys. In case your problem still exists let us know, but hopefully, this article will help you to get your problem set.

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