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Have you disabled Windows 10 data collection completely?

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Poll: Windows 10 Data Collection (7 member(s) have cast votes)

Disabled data collection completely?

  1. Completely disabled (5 votes [71.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.43%

  2. Basic option (under Feedback & Diagnostics) (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  3. My data collection is enabled (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 ~{/^OoMoO^\}~


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 03:13 AM

Windows 10 collects a lot of data from computer. I have already set "Basic" option under "Feedback & Diagnostics" in the "Privacy" setting. Someone just told me to disable telemetry data collection completely. I'm going to follow these steps:

  1. Win + R to launch the Run utility.
  2. Type gpedit.msc to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds.
  4. Double click on Allow Telemetry option in the right panel.
  5. Choose to set Allow Telemetry to Disabled. Click Apply and OK.

I want to know if there are any side-effects? Is there any benefit of the Telemetry service in Windows 10 for normal users?

#2 R@6271M3



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Posted 24 August 2015 - 09:38 PM

The Enterprise edition has an option to completely disable all data collection so I guess we can disable it without worrying about anything.

#3 Shaun of the Seven

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 10:45 AM

Just disabled it now. Thanks for the post.

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