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Thread #161834   Message #3874829
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
02-Sep-17 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Computer backup - Win10, UPS, external HDD
Subject: RE: Tech: Computer backup - Win10, UPS, external HDD
I'm bringing this back up for the Win 10 context, but it is a different issue. I was looking at the Task Manager this morning when I awoke my computer, curious about the processing noises arising from the tower beside my desk. It turns out that Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry was hard at work.

I found a Windows Insider article that I must presume was largely translated at some point because verbs go out the window as you read further down the piece, but it discusses the collection of personal information that I tried to turn off when I initially set up Win10. Has anyone else here looked into this? I have Win10 Pro, not an enterprise version (that is allowed to turn off the telemetry). Apparently there are some things you can do, but the article is difficult to understand, as you will see if you try to read very far through this thing. From the top, a summary:

If you are new to Windows 10, then you don't know about Microsoft compatibility telemetry. This is a complete guide on How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10. Microsoft has updated Windows 10 with the Comment range of securities and new features. New Windows 10 update comes with the telemetry feature enabled by default that collects all sorts of user activity and sends it to Microsoft. If you are looking for what is Microsoft compatibility telemetry, then this article will assist you.
Microsoft recommends enabling Microsoft compatibility telemetry Windows 10 feature so that they can track all the crash report and other information to improve the user experience. Sometimes due to this dmwappushsvc service, users are facing compatibility telemetry windows 10 high disk usage problems. Using telemetry built into Windows 10, Microsoft trying to improve the features and overall experience of the operating system with the tracking data from compattelrunner.exe Microsoft compatibility telemetry.