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How to Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10


Microsoft uses Windows diagnostic data to focus their decisions and efforts to provide you with the most robust and valuable platform possible. By participating in the diagnostic data programs, you have a voice in the operating systemís development, improving the overall product experience and quality through your insights.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17083, Microsoft has added the Diagnostic Data Viewer feature to provide you with increased control over that data. The Diagnostic Data Viewer is a Windows app that lets you review the diagnostic data your device is sending to Microsoft, grouping the info into simple categories based on how itís used by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Diagnostic Data Viewer for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as and administrator to turn on or off Diagnostic Data Viewer.



When Diagnostic Data Viewer is enabled, users will be able to click/tap on the Diagnostic Data Viewer button to launch the app.

View your diagnostics events: In the left column, you can review your diagnostic events. Selecting an event opens the detailed event view, which shows the exact data uploaded to Microsoft. Microsoft uses this info to continually improve the Windows operating system.
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Search your diagnostic events: The search box at the top of the screen lets you search all of the diagnostic event data. The returned search results include any diagnostic event that contains the matching text. Selecting an event opens the detailed event view, with the matching text highlighted.

Filter your diagnostic event categories: The appís Menu button opens the detailed menu. In here, youíll find a list of diagnostic event categories, which define how the events are used by Microsoft. Selecting a category lets you filter between the diagnostic events. More details about these categories can be found here.
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Provide diagnostic event feedback: The Feedback icon opens the Feedback Hub app, letting you provide feedback about the Diagnostic Data Viewer and the diagnostic events.
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 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer using a REG file





Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Privacy icon.

2. Do step 3 (disable) or step 4 (enable) below for what you would like to do.


 3. To Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on Diagnostics & feedback on the left side, turn off Diagnostic Data Viewer on the right side, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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 4. To Enable Diagnostic Data Viewer

A) Click/tap on Diagnostics & feedback on the left side, turn on Diagnostic Data Viewer on the right side, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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The first time users click/tap on the Diagnostic Data Viewer button to open the app, the Microsoft Store app will open for them to click/tap on Get to download and install the app for their account.

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5. You can now close Settings if you like.






Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics\DiagTrack\EventTranscriptKe y

EnableEventTranscript DWORD

0 = Disable (off)
1 = Enable (on)


1. Do step 2 (disable) or step 3 (enable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Diagnostic_data_viewer.reg

download


 3. To Enable Diagnostic Data Viewer

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Diagnostic_data_viewer.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn