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Fix Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

Telemetry is the new addition to the list of features of Windows 10. It collects the user data and then sends it to Microsoft. This feature by Microsoft was introduced to enhance the user experience, but the feature is coming out to be more interfering. Apart from Telemetry spying on you by accessing your private information, high disk usage issue is also reported due to this feature. So today we are sharing some common ways by which you can fix Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage error. The users of Windows 10 reported about the high disk usage issue due to the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry process, due to which they are also facing storage issue. But like every other Microsoft related error, there are troubleshooting methods to fix the issue.

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What is Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry?

The Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is a Windows 10 service that holds the complete information about the working of the Windows devices and the related software. The information is then sent to Microsoft periodically. The reason behind such action is to enhance the experience of the user by detecting the potential issues and fixing it. Before we move on to the methods of troubleshooting this problem, let us first have a quick look at the uses of this features introduced by Microsoft.

  • Provides security to Windows.
  • Reliable and great performance in adverse conditions.
  • Keeps the Windows up-to-date.
  • Through aggregate analysis, it enhances the performance of Windows.

The Telemetry data of Microsoft includes the diagnostic information of the basic system, logs of the frequency of your use of applications and features and system files.


How to Fix Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

Now you are aware of this service by Microsoft and how it works. So if you want to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry services, then here are some methods by which you can complete the task.

1. Use Registry Editor Method to Disable the Microsoft Telemetry Services

The first method that you can try to fix the Telemetry issue, is using the Registry method. Just follow the instructions given below.


Step 1: Press the Windows icon key +R simultaneously to open the Run Command Window.

Step 2: Now type regedit in the bar. Press Ok.

Step 3: You will get a prompt window by the User Account Control. Click on the Yes option.

Step 4: Now follow the given path- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE> Policies> Microsoft> Windows> Data Collection

Step 5: Next double click on the Allow Telemetry option. Here you can set the value data.


Step 6: Set the value data to zero. Hit the Ok option.


This will disable the Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry services. If not, then check out the next method.


2. By Group Policy Editor

Step 1: Firstly invoke the Run Command window by pressing the Window key and R together.

Step 2: In the window, enter gpedit.msc in the bar. Press Ok.

Step 3: Next go to the Computer Configuration. And click on Administrative Templates.

Step 4: Then click on Windows Components. Select Data Collection and Preview Builds.

Step 5: Now double click on Allow Telemetry and then select disabled. Press Ok.


This was another method by which you can disable the Windows 10 Microsoft Telemetry services.


3. Disable Microsoft Telemetry from the Task Scheduler

The next method that we are going to discuss her also needs you to start with the Run command window. You can easily disable the services from the Task Scheduler of your system.

Step 1: Again open the Run command on your system Press the Windows icon key and R simultaneously.

Step 2: Then in the window, type taskschd.msc and then hit the enter tab. Or you can also press the Ok option.

Step 3: Now expand the Task Scheduler, and click on Library> Microsoft> Windows and then Application Experience.

Step 4: Now locate Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser and then right click on it. Then choose the Disable option.


4. Take the CompatTellRunner.exe Ownership and then Delete it

To complete this process, you need to sign in as an administrator. Also, do not try to sip any of the steps given below, otherwise the process will not be successful.

Step 1: Firstly, open the Start menu either by pressing the Windows icon on the left bottom of your screen or the icon on your keyboard. And type compattellrunner in the search bar or give the command C:\Windows\System32 in the run command window.

Step 2: But do not open the compattellrunner file from the list of result. Rather right click on it and then choose “Open File location.”

Step 3: In the folder, locate the compattellrunner.exe and select its properties. A new window will open.

Step 4: Click on the Security tab. Within it select Advanced option.

Step 5: Now in the new window, click on the Owner tab. And then press the Change Owner option.

Step 6: Next from the list of owners, select the account with which you are currently working. Select Apply.

After changing the ownership close all the Properties windows to move on to the next step. Here you will have to change the permissions of the system.

Step 7: Right-click on the same file again. Then choose the Properties option.

Step 8: Now follow the given path- Security> Advanced> Permissions

Step 9: Click on “account you are using” from the list. In the new window, click on Allow column and then on full Control. Then hit on the Apply option.

Now TrustedInstaller is not the owner of the file but you will be. So you will be having full control over the file. Now you can delete any system files without facing the access is denied error. After deleting the files your computer will be running again in no time, without the high disk usage.


5. Repair the Corrupt System Files

The last method that you can always try to find any error related to Windows, is repairing the corrupt files or the missing files. To do so you can download the Reimage Scan Plus on your system. Scan your device and look out for the missing or corrupt files. After the process completes, check if the error is still present. Download Reimage Plus.

That’s it, guys. We hope that this article was of help to you. And now you are aware of some sure shot tricks to fix Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage issue. If you face any problem or get stuck at any step or need help, leave a comment in the section below.

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