Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is a service that is usually included with Windows 10 operating system. The main function of this service tool is to provide Windows development team with data relating to your Windows usage so that they may use it for developmental purposes. However, the service can give rise to Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry issue wherein excess disk space in your computer is used for storing various usage data. You may also worry about having your privacy compromised. If that is the case with you, you must get the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry tool removed from your system so that you can have necessary peace of mind.
Here are some of the ways by which you can deactivate the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry tool. Read this to know more about the various processes by which you can achieve such a deactivation.
Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry with the help of CMD
These easy steps will help you to fix the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk usage issue through the use of CMD or command prompt in Windows 10.
- Find Windows logo and the letter “R” on the Keyboard.
- Use these two keys together to open ‘run’ dialogue box.
- Type “CMD” in blank space of the ‘run’ box and do not hit “enter” yet.
- We have to open the CMD function as an administrator. In order to do this, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER, all at once.
- Copy and paste this following command on the CMD admin screen and then hit enter after each and every command.
sc delete DiagTrack sc delete dmwappushservice echo “” >
C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Diagnosis\\ETLLogs\\AutoLogger\\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl reg add
“HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Policies\\Microsoft\\Windows\\DataCollection” /v AllowTelemetry /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Disable the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry simply by deleting the ‘compattellrunner.exe’ with the owner rights
In order to do this successfully, you will have to follow these.
- Log in as administrator to your computer. For doing this, you need to sign in with an administrative user account.
- Press the Windows Key + R for opening the Run dialogue box.
- Type C:Windows\System32 on the run box and hit enter.
- This will lead to a directory window that contains all system files for the Windows OS. Look for the file that is named ‘CompatTelRunner’.
- Right-click on the CompatTelRunner and select properties.
- After the Properties box opens, click on the Security tab. Once you get inside Security tab, locate the advanced settings option at the bottom and click it.
- It will lead to a new window. Locate Owner tab right at the top of it.
- Now locate the Edit option at the bottom of Owner tab and click edit.
- When you locate the Edit window, choose Administrators and then click Apply. Save your changes simply by clicking OK.
- At this stage, you can see a prompt that asks you to shut down all Properties windows. Simply click on OK for successfully taking ownership of the file.
- You have to change the permission settings of the file before you delete it. To do this, find Capattelrunner.exe from the System32 folder.
- Click on the Properties and check advanced tab the way you did earlier. Choose Permissions tab and then select administrator account from the next window.
- Now click Allow column right next to the Full Control. This should provide you with all the permissions associated with this specific file. This is what you will need to delete the file.
- Go back to the System32 folder to delete CompatTelRunner.exe file for turning off compatibility telemetry.
- Finally, empty your computer’s recycle bin.
Once you have completed these steps, you can successfully resolve the issue of Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk usage.