How to Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry in Windows 7, 8 & 8.1

Hello friends! Do you know that Windows 7 and 8 now have the ability to spy on you by using a service called Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry?? If you are not aware of it then know what it does from this post. Basically Windows telemetry is a Microsoft service that has the capability to send all your personal information and data to Microsoft servers. So in order to prevent Microsoft accessing your data you can disable Microsoft compatibility telemetry.

In this article am going to provide two best methods to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry. So follow the below solutions carefully and resolve your issue.

Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry in Windows 7, 8 & 8.1

Method 1: Disable Diagnostic Tracking Service

Step 1: Go to Search bar, type services, and open the services app.

Microsoft telemetry
Step 2: Then you will get a window asking how to open the app. Just select Microsoft Management Console and click OK.

Microsoft Management Console
Step 3: In the Services window, find Diagnostic tracking service from the list. Now right-click on it and select stop.

Stop Diagnostic Tracking service

Step 4: After that, again right-click on it and select Properties.

Step 5: In the Properties tab, go to Startup type option and choose Disabled from the drop down menu.

Diagnostic Tracking Service

Also Read : The Ultimate Guide on How to Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Windows 10

Method 2: By Changing Settings

Step 1: Go to Windows Start button, then select Control panel.

Step 2: Now, go to Appearance and Personalization.

Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry
Step 3: Then, go to Folder options and click on the view tab, scroll down and find Hide extensions for known file types.

Step 4: Uncheck this checkbox “hide extensions for known type”, then hit apply and click OK.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Windows 10

Step 5: Open notepad and Copy the below code. Make sure to save it as a .CMD file, not a .txt file

echo Uninstalling KB3075249 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3080149 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3021917 (telemetry for Win7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3021917 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3022345 (telemetry)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3068708 (telemetry)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3044374 (Get Windows 10 for Win8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3044374 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3035583 (Get Windows 10 for Win7sp1/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2990214 (Get Windows 10 for Win7 without sp1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2990214 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2990214 (Get Windows 10 for Win7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2990214 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2952664 (Get Windows 10 assistant)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3075853 (update for “Windows Update” on Win8.1/Server 2012R2)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3075853 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3065987 (update for “Windows Update” on Win7/Server 2008R2)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3065987 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3050265 (update for “Windows Update” on Win7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3050265 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB971033 (license validation)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:971033 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2902907 (description not available)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2902907 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2976987 (description not available)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976987 /quiet /norestart

Step 6: Save the file as .cmd file, don’t forget to remove .txt at the end and click yes, when it asks whether you want to change the file extension.

Step 7: Now, you need to save the file once more as a .cmd file, this allows the file to run as a script command.

Step 8: After doing that, right click on the file and select open, then a command prompt will pop up.

Step 9: Then it will automatically remove the Microsoft compatibility telemetry from your system.

How to Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry in Windows 7, 8 & 8.1
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