How to Fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

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If the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry process has recently started causing very high disk or high CPU usage on your Windows 10 system, it could be very frustrating. But there’s no need to panic – it’s usually easy to fix. You’ll learn 3 easy methods to troubleshoot the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk or high CPU problem.

WHAT IS MICROSOFT COMPATIBILITY TELEMETRY?

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is an automatic service in Windows 10. It collects and sends data from your computer to the Windows development team.

This data helps the development team to improve Windows’ performance by fixing bugs.

Although some people think that it’s a tool Microsoft uses to spy on users, the company has already guaranteed that it collects data for entirely development purpose.

But if you are still worried about your privacy, you can get rid of this ‘data-collecting’ script from your machine. Just be sure to read this tutorial and follow the steps along.

Try these fixes:
Using Group Policy Editor Method 1
Using Registry Editor Method 2
Using CMD Method 3

USING GROUP POLICY EDITOR METHOD 1

1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke a Run command.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

2. Type gpedit.msc and click OK.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

[blockquote]Note: If you can’t find gpedit.msc on your Windows 10 computer, here’s how you can get it:
1. Download gpedit.msc(Group Policy Editor) from Internet
2. When it’s done, Go to C:\Windows\SysWOW64, and copy the followings:
folders: GroupPolicy
GroupPolicyUsers
gpedit.msc(console document)
3. Paste them in the following locations:
C:\Windows\System
C:\Windows\System32[/blockquote]

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

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

4. Double-click Allow Telemetry.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

5. Select Disabled, then click Apply > OK.

6. On your keyboard, press Ctrl Shift Esc keys (at the same time) to open your Task Manager, check to see if Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry takes up a normal disk usage.

USING REGISTRY EDITOR METHOD 2

1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke a Runcommand.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

2. Type regedit in the box and click OK.

3. Click YES when prompted by User Account Control.

4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows >DataCollection.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

5. Double-click Allow Telemetry.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

NOTE: If you can’t find Allow Telemetry, create it manually: Right-click on DataCollection and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then name the new value Allow Telemetry.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

6. Set Value date to 0 (zero) and click OK.

7. On your keyboard, press Ctrl Shift Esc keys (at the same time) to open your Task Manager, check to see if Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry takes up a normal disk usage.

USING CMD METHOD 3

Follow these easy steps to fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk usage issue by using command prompt (CMD) in Windows 10.

1. Find the Windows logo and letter “R” on your Keyboard/keypad.

2. Hold on to these two key together at a time to open the ‘run’ dialogue box.

3.  Once ‘run’ box pops-up on your screen, type “cmd” in the blank space. Don’t hit Enter yet.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

4. We want to open CMD as an administrator. To do that, you need to press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER, all at once.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

5. Now just copy and paste the following command on your cmd admin screen and hit enter after every command.

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

Hopefully, this article could help you fix the problem. Feel free to comment below with your own experiences. Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is a self-working program. It collects data and sends it to Microsoft to help the development team fix bugs quickly. You can easily remove or disable this program. That way, it won’t collect data and you can free up a lot of disk space.

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