What is Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

April Cai, in Others Tags: Windows 10

You can find Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry process in Task Manager of your Windows 10. Via this process, Microsoft gathers the data of your Windows 10. Then what does it use for?

It’s used in four ways:

1. Keep Windows up to date
2. Keep Windows secure, reliable, and performant
3. Improve Windows – through the aggregate analysis of the use of Windows
4. Personalize Windows engagement surfaces
All in all, it aims for improving users’ experience and Windows platform.

Meanwhile, Microsoft claimed that they protect the privacy of the users. Now you might be curious about which data Microsoft gathers and which they don’t. 

☞  Example data Microsoft collects:

1. Type of hardware you used
2. Your applications and usage details
3. Reliability information on device drivers

☞  Data Microsoft not collect:  Windows functional data

1. Current location for weather
2. Bing searches
3. Wallpaper and desktop settings synced across multiple devices

Now you know what Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is and what it is used for.
Last but not least, we want to tell you Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is enabled by default on your Windows 10.
Although it can be used for get better Windows experience, it also causes trouble. As many users reported, it takes up high disk usage when running. How can we deal with that then?
No worry, please! We’ve already got the answer for you. See How to solve Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk usage quickly here.

That’s all there is to it.
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