How to turn off data collection and telemetry in Windows 10

How to turn off data collection and telemetry in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a feature called Telemetry and Data Collection and it is enabled by default to collect all user activity and send it back to Microsoft. Microsoft shares that this data is used by them to enhance the overall user experience and improve Windows functionality.

However, large-scale data breaches take place around the globe, making users more concerned with privacy and their data. In this article, we will guide you how to turn off data collection and Telemetry on Windows 10 using Task Scheduler.

Windows Telemetry collects important data from Windows devices including device information and how Windows works and related software. These data are used to:

  • Always make sure Windows is up to date
  • Keep Windows safe, reliable, and efficient
  • Improved Windows through analysis and synthesis of Windows usage
  • Personalize the user’s interaction with Windows

How to turn off data collection and telemetry in Windows 10 using Task Scheduler

To disable data collection and Telemetry on Windows 10 using Task Scheduler, follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box
  • Import taskschd.msc into Run
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open Task Scheduler as Administrator
  • In the left part of the Task Cheduler window, navigate to the following path
Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Customer Experience Improvement Program

  • There, in the middle part, right-click on the task called Consolidator and select Disable
  • Repeat ( Disable ) all tasks listed in the middle section
  • Exit Task Scheduler when you are done

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