Well, Microsoft has involved this feature, along with many others, to help the users have a better experience in WINDOWS 10. Actually, windows compatibility telemetry is a program in Windows 10,which stores technical data of usage and performance of computer and software. It was built in order to improve user experience by analysing data collected.
But in providing this service, windows compatibility telemetry occupies a lot of space and storage of the device. This leads to working of computer very slow and even freezing of screen. If your computer is showing the same defects, it may be due to this compatibility telemetry program.
To check, about this and how much storage it is occupying, simply open task manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del) and look how much storage it has been holding. Though, it was a useful tool for enhancing the service provided, but there has been a common issue of high disk usage, reported by many consumers.
Also, disabling it will not be an appreciated method as it won’t be able to improve the experience. Rather, you can try some different solutions. We have brought to you a list of methods that proved to be efficient. For solving this problem ,refer to the solutions given below.
How To Fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage
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1. Update Device Driver
You can update and correct drivers both manually and automatically. As manual process is very time consuming and requires patience. Our suggestion would be to go for automatic updation.
For automatic updates ,we need to download a software called Driver Easy. This helps in selecting correct drivers for devices by automatically studying your system. After correct drivers are found, it downloads and install them.
Procedure to do so:
Step 1: First,download and install “Driver Easy”.
Step 2: Next, click to open Driver Easy and press the “scan now” button.
Step 3: Then, the software will scan and install any right drivers.
Step 4: After it installs, tap on the “Update “ button, next to drivers.
Step 5: Then, tap on “Update All” so that the right version of all drivers are updated.
Step 6: Finally, reboot your PC.
Finally, after doing all steps ,check ‘ task manager’ and see disk usage of Microsoft compatibility telemetry.
2. Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry
CMD can be used for disabling Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk usage. Also, hit enter after every command.
These are the steps to do so:-
Step 1: Firstly, Tap Windows with the R button to open the Dialog box.
Step 2: Next, type “cmd” in the dialog box and Run. Then open the cmd as an administrator.
Step 3: Then, tap control, shift and enter altogether.
Step 4: Finally, paste this command and Enter.
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
This will probably resolve your issue. If not, move to the next method.
3. Use Registry Editor
This method is used to disable telemetry from data collection and prevent Microsoft from collecting the data. Just before following below steps simply create a backup for registry through these steps: open Registry Editor > File > Expert > save the backup to a safe location
This is necessary as improper action may cause issues due to critical system files.
Step 1: First, tap the start button and search Registry editor and click Run as administrator.
Step 2: Next, browse the editor and find the data collection entry through this code:
Step 3: Then, right click over empty space and select NEW and then DWORD(32-BIT)VALUE. Next, set its name as Allow Telemetry.
Step 4: Finally, double click on the newly created entry and change the value data to 0. Then, click OK to save changes.
Check for the disk usage in the task manager. If this doesn’t work ,go for the next one.
4 .Use Group Policy Editor
This helps in editing and finally resolving the issue. Following steps can help to disable the problem:
Step 1: At first, tap the start button with R to open Run Command.
Step 2: Next, type “gpedit.msc” in the Dialog box appeared and click OK.
Step 3: Then, go to computer configuration and select the administrative template.
Step 4: Select Windows component and Click over Data Collection and Preview builds.
Step 5: Afterwards, double click oN ALLOW TELEMETRY.
Step 6: Next, select Disabled and press on Apply. Now, tap ok.
Finally check the disk usage by opening Task manager. If it is normal then the solution worked, but if not move to next.
5. Clear The Running Memory
Solution for high disk usage can be clearing the storage. It will be the most obvious solution. For this download any free storage clear up tool like ”EASE US”.
The following steps are process to use free up tool “ease us”:
Step 1: Firstly, launch the ”Ease us partition tool” and click “ cleanup and optimization”.
Step 2: Next, tap over “ junk file clean up”.
Step 3: Then, click “Analyse” so that tool can find trash.
Step 4: At last, check and select the trash you want to clear up and select “Clean up”.
6. Using Diagnostic Tools
Step 1: Firstly, start the “services” from the desktop.
Step 2: Next, find “ Diagnostic Tracking Service”.
Step 3: Then, go to the properties of “Diagnostic Tracking Services”.
Step 4: Next, in Properties click “General tab” and under startup type, select “ disable”.
7. Remove It From The Task Schedule
We can also remove the issue of disk by disabling compatteltunner.exe files which is the one responsible for running Windows Compatibility Telemetry. So, disabling the file will result in disabling privacy and disk file space issues.
Steps to disabling the files, are below:
Step 1: Firstly, press start and R button simultaneously.
Step 2: Next, type ‘taskschd.msc’ in the Run window and click OK.
Step 3: Then, move to the Task Scheduler library and click Microsoft.
Step 4: Now, under Microsoft ,choose Windows and then Application experience.
Step 5: Next, search for Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser, right click over it and disable it.
Step 6: Again, in the Task Scheduler library follow the path.
MICROSOFT>> WINDOWS>>CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Step 7: Finally, disable all the three options that appear on the screen.
These steps will disable the file and ultimately resolve the issues.
We had listed all the efficient methods that have worked for most of the users around the globe. Hopefully, the article’s list of methods worked for you and your issue got solved.