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[Solved] - Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk usage

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Summary
The article introduces the reason that why your computer becomes slow or even stuck sometimes when Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry high disk usage and tells you how to solve the problem with several simple steps. In fact, bad sector is the more common reason when your computer became slow or stuck, and the article also introduces a powerful tool – DiskGenius, which can check and repair bad sectors, recover lost data from hard disk as well as backup system & data.
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What is Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry?

If you found that the computer inexplicably slowed down and even jammed, one possible reason is Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry, it uses too much resource such as high disk usage, high CPU time…

What is Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry? It is a windows service in Windows 10. When Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is working, it sends your computer's hard device and related software's technical data to Microsoft periodically. So Microsoft can fix potential errors and enhance user experience.

However, Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry over occupies resources sometimes, so the computer becomes very slow…

Click Ctrl-Alt-Del to open Task Manager, and you can see how much resource is occupied by Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry, as followed:

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry
Simple steps to fix Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

The simplest way to solve the problem is to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry by Group Policy Editor.

Step 1   Press the Windows logo key and R key meanwhile, and the Run command window will appear, as followed:

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 2   Type gpedit.msc and click OK, which opens windows Group Policy Editor, as followed:

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 3   Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds, as followed:

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 4   Select and double-click Allow Telemetry on the right panel, as followed:

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 5   Select Disabled, then click OK to save the setting, as followed:

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

After doing the above, Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry will not work again, and your computer will not be slow again by the reason of Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry.

In fact, there are other solutions to solve the problem, for example, you can fix Registry Editor or use third-part software. But, disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry by Group Policy Editor is the easiest way.


Bad sector – far more common reason causes your computer slow and annoying

If your computer became slow, one of the most likely reasons is bad sector, more common than Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry. About bad sector, you can refer to the article: Bad Sector Repair.

Simply, if you found your computer became slow, you can download and run DiskGenius. DiskGenius is an all-in-one tool for data recovery, partition management, backup & restore and more. DiskGenius can check and repair bad sectors, as well.

Step 1   Select the disk or partition, then from DiskGenius' main menu, choose Disk -> Verify Or Repair Bad Sectors, as followed:

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

Step 2   Then, you can check bad sectors on the disk or partition, as followed:

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

More info on checking or repairing bad sectors, refer to DiskGenius online help: Check and Repair Bad Sectors


Conclusion

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