How to Fix Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

Brithny updated on Sep 10, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

Top 8+ Ways to Fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

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.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
1. Disable Compatibility Telemetry Click "Start > Settings > Privacy". Click "Feedback & diagnostics" from the left panel and then...Full steps
2. Restart Your PC Click the "Start" icon. Go to "Shut down or sign out > Restart."...Full steps
3. Update Windows 10 Click the "Start" icon. Go to "Settings > Update & Security settings > Windows Update"...Full steps
4. Disable Compatibility Appraiser Click Start, type Task Scheduler, and then press Enter. On the TaskScheduler window...Full steps
5. Check Your Disk Press the Windows key and type cmd. Right-click "Command Prompt" and...Full steps
6. Clear up the Running Memory Download and install EaseUS Tools M. Select "System Cleanup" on the main screen...Full steps
7. Upgrade the Hard Drive Open EaseUS Partition Master. Right-click the disk that you want to copy or clone...Full steps
8. Turn to Remote Assistance EaseUS also provides 1-on-1 remote assistance to fix the Windows issue. If the solution above...Full steps

Most Windows users will join the "Join Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program" by default when installing Windows 10. This requires collecting program telemetry information and sending it to Microsoft, and Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry does this. It 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

Method 1. Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry in 3 Ways 

When you are faced with Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk usage error, the first thing is to disable it to solve your problem. Here are three ways to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry. 

Fix 1. Set Diagnostic and Usage Data to Basic

Using this option, you can limit User Data Collection in Windows 10, but it does not totally disable Telemetry and Data Collection.

Step 1. Click "Start > Settings > Privacy".

set diagnostic and data to basic-1

Step 2. Click "Feedback & diagnostics" from the left panel and then set Diagnostics and usage data to Basic.

This operation can limit the data sent to Windows and will thereby decrease the chances of users' data being hacked.

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Fix 2. Disable Compatibility Telemetry by Group Policy Editor

Step 1. Press the Windows logo key + R then type gpedit.msc and click "OK".

open group editor

Step 2. 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

Step 3. Double-click "Allow Telemetry".

find allow telemetry to fix the problem

Step 4. 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.

Fix 3. Use Registry Editor to Fix It 

Step 1. Press the Windows logo key + R  then type regedit in the box and click OK.

open the registry editor

Step 2. Click "YES" when prompted by User Account Control.

Step 3. Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > DataCollection".

find the data collection

Step 4. 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

Step 5. Set Value date to 0 (zero) and click "OK"

set value date to zero

Method 2. Restart Your PC

Another way to fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk usage is restarting your PC. Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Click the "Start" icon.

Step 2. Go to "Shut down or sign out > Restart."

Then, your PC will restart automatically, check if you still have the problem.

resart pc to fix microsoft compatibility high usage

Method 3. Update Windows 10

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is related to Windows 10 update. If you get the latest updates, you may solve your problem.

Step 1. Click the "Start" icon.

Step 2. Go to "Settings > Update & Security settings > Windows Update".

update windows 10

Method 4. Disable the Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser

Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser scans Windows 7/8/8.1/10 application files residing on the computer to assess their compatibility with Windows 10 if an upgrade is performed. To sort out your concern, you may disable this service from the Task Scheduler by following the steps below:

Step 1. Click Start, type Task Scheduler, and then press Enter.

Step 2. On the TaskScheduler window, go to this path: Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience.

Step 3. On the Application Experience folder, look for Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser.

disable microsoft compatibility appraiser

Step 4. Right-click on it, select "Disable", and then confirm to complete the process.

Then, check if the issue persists.

Method 5. Check Your Disk

If the high disk usage still appears, you can check the health of your hard drive to see if there is a disk error.

Step 1. Press the Windows key and type cmd.

Step 2. Right-click "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as administrator."

Step 3. Enter the following command:

Click to copy

"E" means the drive letter of the partition you want to check.

check disk error

Method 6. Clear up the Running Memory to Speed up Your PC

After trying the methods above, if your PC is running slow, it's time to clear up the running memory to speed up your computer. 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. 

Step 1. DOWNLOAD and install EaseUS Tools M. Select "System Cleanup" on the main screen.

click system cleanup

Step 2. Select the type of junk files you want to scan and click "Analyze".

analyze junk files

Step 3. Identify and select useless files and click "Clean up" to remove those files from your PC or laptop.

click clean up to remove junk files

Method 7. Upgrade the Hard Drive to a Larger One

If your PC often get 100% disk usages error like Antimalware Service Executable high disk usage, or Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high usage, you can take upgrading hard drive to a larger on into account. EaseUS Partition Master can help you replace the hard drive with a new one quickly. Connect the alternative hard disk to the computer (If it is a new hard disk, initialize it to MBR disk). 

First, download the free tool - EaseUS free partition software. It can not only upgrade the hard drive but also have many fantastic features.

  • Resize/move partition
  • Clone disk
  • Merge partitions
  • Check partitions
  • Change partition label and more

Follow the steps to clean up junk files and speed up your PC.

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Step 1: Select the source disk.

Open EaseUS Partition Master. Right-click the disk that you want to copy or clone. Then, select "Clone".

select the disk that you want to copy

Step 2: Select the target disk.

Choose the wanted HDD/SSD as your destination and click "Next" to continue.

choose a suitable destination

Step 3: View the disk layout and edit the target disk partition size. 

Then click "Continue" when the program warns it will wipe out all data on the target disk. (If you have valuable data on the target disk, back up it in advance.)

confirm to continue the cloning process

You can select "Autofit the disk", "Clone as the source" or "Edit disk layout" to customize your disk layout. (Select the last one if you want to leave more space for C drive.)

Adjust disk layout

Step 4: Execute the operation.

Click the "Execute the operation" option and click "Apply" to start the disk cloning process.

Method 8. Turn to Remote Assistance

Is the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk issue slowing down your Windows 7/8/8.1/10 computer? Have any of these methods fixed the problem? Tell us, and let's see if we can get it resolved. EaseUS also provides 1-on-1 remote assistance to fix the Windows issue. If the solution above does not work for you, contact our professionals via email or LiveChat on this page.

Conclusion

We hope that you managed to fix the high CPU issue, and your computer works smoothly now. If you have tested other methods to solve the described problem, don't hesitate and share them with us.

People Also Ask

People are talking about these questions on the internet:

How do I stop Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry?

There are three ways to disable and stop Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry:

1. Set diagnostic and usage data to basic

2. Disable Compatibility Telemetry by group policy editor

3. Use registry editor to fix it 

What is Microsoft compatibility telemetry high CPU?

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is a safe process that is part of Windows 7, 8, and 10 that runs to collect and send usage and performance data to Microsoft. It 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 to enhance the user experience by fixing the Potential issues that occur.

Is it safe to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry?

Yes, it is. If Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry doesn't affect your normal usage, let it be. If it slows down your PC severely, disable it as soon as possible.

How do I turn off Telemetry?

To turn off Telemetry:

Step 1. Press the Windows logo key + R  then type regedit in the box and click OK

Step 2. Click "YES" when prompted by User Account Control.

Step 3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > DataCollection

Step 4. Right-click on DataCollection and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then name the new value Allow Telemetry then double-click Allow Telemetry.

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