While looking at Task Manager on my Windows 10 computer, I noticed a Windows Compatibility Telemetry process running and consuming about 12% of my CPU.
I was wondering what this was and how to turn it off if it is not necessary, after some research I came up with the answers and thought I would post them here for reference for anyone else who was looking for the same information.
The Windows Compatibility Telemetry is a service in Windows 10 which contains technical data on how the computer and its software are working. This services periodically sends data to Microsoft for improvement of the system and how to enhance the customer user experience. To stop the service from running and consuming resources we can disable the services from the Task Scheduler with the following steps:
- Click Start, type Task Scheduler, and press Enter.
- On the TaskScheduler window, go to the following path: Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience.
- ON the Application Experience folder, look for Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser.
- Right-click on it, select Disable, and then confirm to complete the process.
- Once you’re done, check that the issue is resolved.
This will stop the service from running on your Windows 10 machine.