How to Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is a system service on Windows 10 that collects and sends user data to Microsoft servers. According to experts, this service sends data to Microsoft servers related to how the operating system and the devices running on these platforms are working. This data is sent periodically to remote servers and is used to make the user experience better.

When this service gets into action, it first collects the technical data and then sends it. During its activity, it tends to put a lot of stress on both the local storage drives and on the CPU. Even on an intel Core i5 2.5 GHz processor, the CPU usage hits the ceiling. The users may experience slow and unresponsive system at this time.

If you do not like this service and the effects produced by it, then you can disable it in two different ways:

1. Disable with the Policy Editor

  1. Press Win+R, type gpedit.msc and press Enter to open Group Policy Editor.
  2. In the Group Policy Editor, navigate to Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsData Collection & Preview Builds.Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry
  3. Double-click on Allow Telemetry and then choose Disabled from the settings. Click on the OK button to save the settings.Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

2. Disable with the Task Scheduler

  1. Press Win+R, type taskschd.msc and press Enter to open Task Scheduler.
  2. In the Task Scheduler, navigate to Task Scheduler Library, then Microsoft, then Windows and then Application Experience.Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry
  3. Right-click on Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser from the list of tasks and select Disable from the context-menu.

These are two methods of disabling Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry easily on Windows 10. This method works until the next Windows update is done. At the next update, you can repeat these same steps if you still want to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry. However, if this service is not slowing down your system and you are not experiencing any problems then we suggest that you leave it enabled.