Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry file: What is it and how to remove it?

In this tutorial, I am going to talk about the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry (CompatTelRunner.exe). I will tell what CompatTelRunner.exe is and how to remove it on your computer.

What’s Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry CompatTelRunner.exe file?

Let me explain first What’s Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry? The CompatTelRunner.exe file is a Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry file, you can look for it in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Microsoft uses Telemetry to collect system data in order to improve the quality of its services and keep Windows devices secure. The CompatTelRunner.exe file lets to install the latest updates and upgrade your system to the latest OS version. So, this CompatTelRunner.exe Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is safe and the technical security rating is 0% dangerous.

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry

However, many Windows users complain about CompatTelRunner.exe’s malware-like behavior which causes high CPU usage. As a result, your computer run slower and the only method to solve this issue is to disable or remove CompatTelRunner.exe file

How to uninstall CompatTelRunner.exe

Now let’s see how we can remove or disable it in Windows 10/8/7

For all versions of Windows

Step 1. First of all, you start Task Scheduler
Step 2. Then you navigate to Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Application Experience
Step 3. Next, you disable all three tasks in that folder
Step 4. Now you navigate to Ask Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Customer Experience Improvement Program
Step 5. Lastly, you disable all three tasks in that folder.

For Windows 10, you need to remove CompatTelRunner.exe from the registry

Step 1. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows Key + R, type Regedit and hit Enter.
Step 2. In the left pane of Registry Editor, you navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\TelemetryController

Step 2. At corresponding right pane, you look for the TelemetryController entry and rename it to TelemetryControllerX
Step 3. Lastly, you restart your computer.

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