In this article I am going to show how to disable telemetry and data collection in windows 10. Windows 10 includes a telemetry service that automatically sends diagnostic and usage data about your computer to Microsoft. These settings have caused a lot of controversy since Windows 10’s release. The telemetry feature has come and enable by default to collect all user’s activity and sends it to Microsoft. Microsoft has provided no way to disable this feature in windows 10 pro, windows 10 Home user. But Microsoft has provided way to disable this feature (Telemetry and Data Collection) only in Windows 10 Enterprise. Don’t worry I have mad ways to keep help you to know how disable send your device data to Microsoft in windows 10 home pro and home users.

Check out the Diagnostic and usage Data options as described by Microsoft.

  • Basic. This level includes information about security settings, quality-related info (such as crashes and hangs), and application compatibility. Microsoft considers this information essential for maintaining and improving the quality of Windows 10. It contains only anonymous identifiers and can’t be used to identify an individual device or person.
  • Enhanced. This level includes the Basic information and adds details about how Windows and Windows apps are used, how they perform, and advanced reliability info.
  • Full. This setting, which is the default for Windows 10, includes all information from the previous levels, plus “additional details necessary to identify and help to fix problems.” Presumably, this category includes error reports and mini-dump files after serious crashes.

Disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

Step 1. Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box. Now type regedit in RUN and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor.

Step 2: Go to the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection.
Telemetry Windows 10
Telemetry Windows 10

Step 3: In the right panel, right click in an empty space and go to New, select DWORD value (32-bit). Name it AllowTelemetry. Double tap on the DWORD and set the value to 0.

Disable Telemetry Windows 10
Disable Disable Telemetry Windows 10

Step 5: Close the Registry editor and go back to Start Menu. Right click the File Explorer and select Manage from the context menu.

Step 6: Locate Diagnostics Tracking Service in the services list and open its Property Sheet.

diagnostic tracing service
diagnostic tracing service

Step 7: To disable them, double click on the mentioned services, from Startup type select Disabled from the drop down menu, then Stop and OK.

Disable Telemetry Windows 10
Disable Telemetry Windows 10

Once done, restart your Windows 10 PC to save the changes. That’s it. You have successfully disabled send your device to data to Microsoft in Windows 10.

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