Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage (Windows 10)

What is error message ‘Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage’ in Windows 10?

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is an important technical data from Windows devices, which indicates how the device is performing. It also includes all the information about the device and related software. It uses a lot of disk processing sources and leads to Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage.

Staff Asked on July 26, 2018 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1. Disable some Privacy Options

“Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage” in Windows 10 is a problem that is due to the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry services, which uses too much of your hard disk drive read and write performance. The event will slow your Windows from loading.  To fix it, you can disable the services on the registry which is risky. Or try to disable all options on Windows Privacy Options which may fix the problem easily. To disable all options on Windows Privacy Options, please see instructions below or watch it here on Youtube.

  1. Click Windows Start, type Services and then press Enter key.
  2. Click Privacy.
  3. Next click General, then disable all of the following listed in the image below.

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  4. Netx, click Diagnostic & feedback.
  5. Then in the Diagnostic data select Basic. 

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  6. Then disable “Improve inking  & typing recognition,” “Tailored experiences” and “Diagnostic data viewer.”
  7. Then below the “Delete diagnostic data” click Delete button.
  8. Then in the “Feedback Frequency” select Never.
  9. Next, select Activity History.

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  10. Then uncheck “Let Windows collect my activities from this PC” and Let Windows sync my activities from this PC to the cloud.”
  11. Then click the Clear button.
  12. Then below the App permissions, check it out and disable some of the unwanted Activities that is set to enable.
  13. When finish, restart your PC.
Staff Answered on July 26, 2018.
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Solution 2. Disable the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry service

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry causing High Disk Usage in Windows 10 can also be fixed by disabling the service Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry. This will prevent you from sending information to Microsoft but will fix the high disk usage problem. See instructions below or watch it here on Youtube.

  1. Click Windows logo + R key to open the Run window.
  2. In the Run window type gpedit.msc and then press Enter key.

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  3. In the Local Group Policies Editor window, click Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Data Collection and Preview Build.

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  4. On the right side, double-click “Allow Telemetry.”
  5. In the Allow Telemetry window, select Disable and then click OK.
  6. Restart your PC.
Staff Answered on July 26, 2018.
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Solution 3. Disable the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry service using Registry 

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry causing High Disk Usage in Windows 10 can also be fixed by creating a registry that wont let the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry run . This will also prevent your PC to send data to Microsoft and will also fix the high disk usage problem. See the guide below.

  1. Click Windows logo + R key to open the Run window.
  2. In the Run window type regedit and then press Enter key.

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  3. In the Registry window, click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Policies >> Microsoft >> Windows >> DataCollection
    Or coopy and pate this “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection” address to the address bar.

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  4. In the right-side, right-click anywhere inside the box, then click New and then select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  5. Name the new registry as Allow Telemetry.
  6. Double click the registry Allow Telemetry to edit its value.
  7. Set Value Data to zero (0) and then click Ok.
  8. Restart your PC to take effect.
Staff Answered on July 26, 2018.
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