How to Fix Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

Brithny updated on Jan 08, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry By Group Policy Editor
Use Registry Editor to Fix It
Clear Up the Running Memory to Speed Up Your Computer

"Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is using 50% of my disk usage and it's making my PC very slow and annoying." 

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Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is a service in Windows 10 which Contains technical data about the how the Windows devices and its related software is working and send this data periodically to Microsoft so as to enhance the user experience by fixing the Potential issues that occur.

microsoft compatibility telemetry high disk usage occurs

If the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry process has recently started causing very high disk usage on your Windows 10 system, don't worry. Here are the easy solutions to fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry.

Solution 1. Disable Compatibility Telemetry by Group Policy Editor

Press the Windows logo key + R then type gpedit.msc and click OK.

open group editor

Go to Computer Configuration >  Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds.

find data collection and preview builds to fix the high disk usage problem

Double-click Allow Telemetry.

find allow telemetry to fix the problem

Select Disabled, then click OK.

disable the telemetry to solve this problem

Now, you can go to your task manager to check whether it works or not. If this does not work very well, please the second solution.

Solution 2. Use Registry Editor to Fix It 

Press the Windows logo key + R  then type regedit in the box and click OK.

open the registry editor

Click "YES" when prompted by User Account Control.

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

find the data collection

Right-click on DataCollection and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then name the new value Allow Telemetry then double-click Allow Telemetry

right-click datacollction

Set Value date to 0 (zero) and click OK

set value date to zero

Solution 3. Clear up the Running Memory to Speed up Your PC

If, after trying the above, your PC is running slow, it's time to clear up the running memory to speed up your computer right now.

Clear up running memory appropriately will low disk usage and make your PC faster. Follow the simple steps to solve the high disk usage problem. First, download the free clear up tool - EaseUS free partition software, then follow the steps.

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 Windows 10 is supported


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master. Select "Tools" and click "System Optimization".

choose system optimization

Step 2: Click "Junk File Cleanup". Then you can click "Analyze" to let EaseUS Partition Master find junk files on your PC.

choose junk file cleanup

Step 3: You can check and choose junk files and click Clean up. All of the selected junk files will be cleaned and deleted from your PC. Click "Yes" to clean up junk files.

Clean up junk files

When you finish all the steps, reboot your Windows 10. Go to Task Manager to see if the disk usage is normal.


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