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    Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings - Change in Windows 10

    Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings - Change in Windows 10

    How to Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10
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    03 Feb 2017
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    How to Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10

    information   Information
    As you use Windows, Microsoft collects performance and usage information that helps Microsoft identify and troubleshoot problems as well as improve their products and services.
    • Basic information is data that is vital to the operation of Windows. This data helps keep Windows and apps running properly by letting Microsoft know the capabilities of your device, what is installed, and whether Windows is operating correctly. This option also turns on basic error reporting back to Microsoft. If you select this option, we’ll be able to provide updates to Windows (through Windows Update, including malicious software protection by the Malicious Software Removal Tool), but some apps and features may not work correctly or at all.
    • Enhanced data includes all Basic data plus data about how you use Windows, such as how frequently or how long you use certain features or apps and which apps you use most often. This option also lets Microsoft collect enhanced diagnostic information, such as the memory state of your device when a system or app crash occurs, as well as measure reliability of devices, the operating system, and apps. If you select this option, Microsoft will be able to provide you with an enhanced and personalized Windows experience.
    • Full data includes all Basic and Enhanced data, and also turns on advanced diagnostic features that collect additional data from your device, such as system files or memory snapshots, which may unintentionally include parts of a document you were working on when a problem occurred. This information helps Microsoft further troubleshoot and fix problems. If an error report contains personal data, Microsoft won’t use that information to identify, contact, or target advertising to you. This is the recommended option for the best Windows experience and the most effective troubleshooting.

    You can control the amount of Windows diagnostic and usage data sent to Microsoft from your PC or device.

    See also:

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15019, you can now only select to belong to the Basic or Full group in Settings. A new option to "Let Microsoft provide more tailored experiences with relevant tips and recommendations by using your diagnostic data" has been added.


    This tutorial will show you how to change the amount of Windows diagnostic and usage data sent to Microsoft from your Windows 10 PC or device.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Collection Settings during Windows Setup
    • Option Two: To Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Collection Settings in Settings
    • Option Three: To Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Collection Settings using a REG file





    Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings - Change in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings - Change in Windows 10
    To Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Collection Settings during Windows Setup

    1. When you get to Choose privacy settings for your device during Windows Setup while doing a clean install of Windows 10, you can select Basic or Full for the Diagnostics privacy setting. (see screenshots below)

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    Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings - Change in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings - Change in Windows 10
    To Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Collection Settings in Settings

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

    2. Click/tap on Feedback & diagnostics on the left side, then select Basic or Full for the Diagnostic and usage data you want to send on the right side. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    Full is the default setting.

    If you set to receive Windows 10 Insider builds, then you will not be able to change this privacy setting unless you use Option Three below instead.



    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings - Change in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings - Change in Windows 10
    To Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Collection Settings using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below make changes to the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection

    AllowTelemetry DWORD

    0 = Security (Enterprise and Education editions only)
    1 = Basic
    2 = Enhanced
    3 = Full (Recommended)


    1. Do step 2 (Security), step 3 (Basic), step 4 (Enhanced), or step 5 (Full) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Send "Security" Diagnostic and Usage Data

    Note   Note
    Setting to "Security" applies to enterprise, EDU, IoT and server devices only. Setting this on other devices is equivalent to choosing "Basic".


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Security_diagnostic_and_usage_data.reg

    download


     3. To Send "Basic" Diagnostic and Usage Data

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Basic_diagnostic_and_usage_data.reg

    download


     4. To Send "Enhanced" Diagnostic and Usage Data

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Enhanced_diagnostic_and_usage_data.reg

    download


     5. To Send "Full" Diagnostic and Usage Data

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Full_diagnostic_and_usage_data.reg

    download

    6. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    8. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    9. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. nohelpno1's Avatar
    Posts : 6
    Win 10 Pro x64 preview build 15025
       27 Nov 2016 #1

    Thank you so much Brink for the reg change . Without being at full on feedback, you (we) are unable to send screen shots. To me this is a big issue. Of course that is if the feedback is being monitored, which I believe (hope) it is.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,017
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       27 Nov 2016 #2

    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    05 Jan 2017 #3

    How to disable, 0?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,017
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       05 Jan 2017 #4

    Hello ameeralhindi,

    Setting a value of 0 for "Security" applies to enterprise, EDU, IoT and server devices only. Setting a value of 0 for other devices is equivalent to choosing a value of 1.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    09 Jan 2017 #5

    Oh thanks man i just wonder if it's possible to completely disable it now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,017
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       09 Jan 2017 #6

    I don't think you can fully disable it in Windows 10 Home or Pro editions. Setting it to basic is about it.

    You could try disabling the two services below and restart the computer to stop this, but it could cause unknown issues.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

    Diagnostics Tracking Service

    Connected User Experiences and Telemetry
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    10 Jan 2017 #7

    I already disabled them, Thanks sir.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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