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Fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk and CPU Usage

Written by Saquib Hashmi

Upgrading to Windows 10 has proved to be hectic for a lot of users, especially due to annoyances like Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage. Here we are going to explain about “How to Fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage error.”

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Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

When a user upgrades the version of the operating system they use, telemetry in a computer is a key factor. Purpose of telemetry is to send the usage and performance data to the selected Microsoft IP stack. Maximum information can be extracted from the telemetry report by the user about specifications, the performance of the system, mods, etc. Telemetry report is hence one very beneficial aspect for the user.

However, the Windows 10 telemetry is causing extremely high disk and CPU usage which eventually leads to unnecessary lagging, slow functioning and very degraded performance of the overall system.

This problem is nagging a lot of users, so we have got you all covered here.

How to Fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage

We will provide you the step by step methods to get rid of this bugger. Read further to learn How to Fix Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage.

Basically, telemetry in Windows 10 starts by default whenever the system identifies changes or when the user demands telemetry report before opting for the upgrading of the system. To resolve the issue of Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry causing high disk usage, there are three keen methods which have been proven to yield desired results. While trying these methods, one must keep in mind that the user can try only one method at a time. If one doesn’t work for him, then he can try going for the next method. All of them cannot be used together at once.

Now, lets move forward to these methods in a brief manner:

Fix Using Group Policy Editor

A group policy editor is a Microsoft management console which grants a flexible single user-interface. Through this interface, all the settings of the local group objects can be regulated, monitored and managed and users can even disable computer settings by going to the Local Group Policy Editor control panel.

Before moving to the solution to fix the problem of Windows 10 Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk Usage, we should learn How to open the Group Policy Management Console. The process is really very simple, here are steps to be followed:

i) Press the Windows key + R key. A RUN dialog box will appear, the user has to enter the “gpmc.msc” command in the dialog box, then press Enter or click OK to proceed.

ii) If the above-mentioned process didn’t work for you, then you can click on Start, then click on All Programs, then Accessories and then finally click on RUN. This will trigger a dialog box which will appear shortly after the RUN option is selected. Then you can type “gpmc.msc” in the dialog box and press Enter or click OK to proceed.

iii) The Group Policy Management Console must have been opened by now. Accessing the Group Policy Management Console is a very critical step before attempting to solve the Microsoft Windows Compatibility telemetry high disk usage issue.

Now that we have opened the Group Policy Management Console, we can move forward to solving the Telemetry issue and high disk, CPU Usage using the Group Policy Editor.

Here is the solution to the problem:

Step-1: Press down the Windows Key and R simultaneously. This will subsequently trigger a RUN dialog box and invoke the RUN command.

In the dialog box, you will have to type the command “gpedit.msc” and then press Enter or click OK to proceed.

Step-2: This step is very crucial. You have to go to My Computer, click on Computer Configuration, then click on Administrative Templates, and then click on Windows Components. After moving to the Windows Components option, you have to click on the Data Collection and Preview builds option from the list.

Here is the pathway simplified : My Computer-> Computer Configuration-> Administrative Templates-> Windows Components-> Data Collection and Preview Builds.

Step-3: Now, you have to double-click on the Data Collection and Preview Builds option. On doing this, a list of settings will open in a dialog box.

Step-4: Now you must click on the “Allow-Telemetry” option from the list. This will allow telemetry and you will realise as to where the problem is exactly arising from and then you can solve it.

Step-5: This is the final step. You have to select the “Disabled” option and click OK.

Wait for few moments and done. Your problem with Windows 10 telemetry causing high disk and CPU usage has been solved successfully.

If it isn’t, you can scroll further down to Solution number second.

Fix Telemetry High CPU Usage Error using Registry Editor

The official Windows Register Editor is a tool in Windows that basically grants authorized users to access the Windows Registry and make certain necessary changes at their own will and risk.

You don’t know about the working of Register Editor unless you are a Computer Wizard. So we are explaining two basic ways in which the Register Editor can be accessed.

1) First, you have to press down the Windows key and the X key together, and simultaneously choose the command prompt option in the menu by clicking on the START button. A command prompt window will appear subsequently, after that you have to enter the “regedit” command in the Window and then press ENTER.

2) If the first method didn’t work for you, you can try this efficient method. You have to turn Register Editor on by using the Windows PowerShell. In this method, you have to simply click the START button, then enter the keyword POWER in the dialog box and finally click on the Windows PowerShell option in the results list. This will turn on the Windows Register Editor (regedit).

Now that you have accessed the Windows Register Editor, let’s move further to resolving the issue of Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry causing high disk and CPU usage.

Here are steps that are needed to be followed correctly:

Step-1: At first, you have to press the Windows key and the R key simultaneously. This will consequently invoke the run command and a run dialog box will appear.

Step-2: You have to enter the command “regedit” in the run dialog box and then press ENTER or click OK to proceed.

Step-3: Just after doing this, you will be prompted with the User account control pop up,which will be asking for administrative privileges. Then you will  have to click on the YES option when prompted.

Step-4: Now you have to go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,” then to the “SOFTWARE” option, then policies under which they have to select “Microsoft,” then Windows and finally click on the “Data Collection option.”

Step-5: See towards your right-hand side, there you have to double-click on the ‘Allow Telemetry’ option.

However, if the Allow telemetry option is not available freely, it can be generated manually by right clicking on the “Data Collection” option, then clicking on “NEW” and finally “DWORD (32-bit) value.” Once the new value is created, you can then name it “Allow Telemetry.”

Step-6: Now you must set the “Value Date” to 0 (Zero) and click the OK option. Telemetry will be automatically disabled and your problem is solved.

By now, your issue must have been solved successfully. If it still isn’t, congratulations you have got a rare case, but it still ain’t so rare that we are out of solutions. We have one more potion left in our bag that you can try. Here is how to do it :

Fix by Updating Drivers

Another method to fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Windows 10 CPA Usage error by updating all the important drivers of your system.

Step-1: Download and install a Software that recognizes the suitable drivers of the system that are to be updated. For example, Driver Easy.

Step-2: Run the software. Scan for the drivers that are to be updated. Follow the instructions shown on screen and update all the outdated drivers.

Step-3: Reboot your Windows 10. Check now, you will the disk usage working properly.

You can use any driver updater available on the internet. You can also update your drivers for free using windows update or by manually searching for the drivers.

So these were the solutions to the problem of Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry High Disk and CPU usage. If you are still facing issues you can simply let us know in comments and we will help you out in fixing your high Disk usage errors.

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