Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage [Solved]

Does this look familiar?

If the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry process has recently started causing very high disk usage on your Windows 10 system, don’t worry.

We have a quick fix for you.

Method 1 – Group Policy Editor
Method 2 – Registry Editor
 <- Try this if Method 1 doesn’t work for you.

Method 1 – Group Policy Editor

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke a Run command.

2) Type gpedit.msc and click OK.

3) Go to Computer Configuration >  Administrative Templates > Windows ComponentsData Collection and Preview Builds.

4) Double-click Allow Telemetry.

5) Select Disabled, then click OK.

Method 2 – Registry Editor

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke a Run command.

2) Type regedit in the box and click OK.

3) Click YES when prompted by User Account Control.

4) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > DataCollection

5) Double-click Allow Telemetry.

NOTE: If you can’t find Allow Telemetry, create it: Right-click on DataCollection and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then name the new value Allow Telemetry.

6) Set Value date to 0 (zero) and click OK.

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April Cai, in Common error Tags: Windows 10
  • EvoDriver

    Is it “AllowTelemetry” like in the screenshot or “Allow Telemetry” like in the description? When encouraging people to modify their registry, you really need to be more precise.

  • Abdul S Maqbuly

    It works,
    Thanks a lot 🙂

  • Sally

    Sorry I forgot to mention that the 2nd method doesn’t work for me either because the only thing I see under Data Collection is ‘Default. No Allow Telemetry.

    • April Cai

      If you cannot find Allow Telemetry, follow the Note below step3) of the 2nd method to create one manually please.

  • Sally

    Hey tehre. I tried to follow the steps but right away after typing gpedit.msc in the box I get a pop up that “windows can’t find gpedit.msc”. How do I resolve this issue?

    • April Cai

      Hello, Sally. I am sorry you got message “Windows can’t find gpedit.msc”.
      But no worry, follow the method here to get gpedit.msc in your Windows 10:
      1. Download gpedit.msc(Group Policy Editor) from Internet
      2. When it’s done, Go to C:\Windows\SysWOW64, and copy the followings:
      folders: GroupPolicy
      gpedit.msc(console document)
      3. Paste them in the following locations:

      Now try to run gpedit.msc via run box now.

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  • Pedro Daniel Diaz Machuca

    Thank you.

  • Michael

    This actually worked it immediately stopped the service in the taskbar it went from 100% to 6% thank you!

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  • Yumi

    Thank you.