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    Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10


    How to: Change Diagnostic Data Settings in Windows 10

    How to Change Diagnostic Data Settings in Windows 10


    As you use Windows, we collect diagnostic information, and to make sure we're listening to you, our customer, we've also built ways for you to send us feedback anytime, and at specific times, like when Windows 10 asks you a question about how something is working for you.

    There are two levels of diagnostic data: Basic and Full. Microsoft uses diagnostic data to keep Windows secure and up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements as described in more detail below. Regardless of your selection, your device will be just as secure and will operate normally. This data is transmitted to Microsoft and stored with one or more unique identifiers that can help us recognize an individual user on an individual device and understand the device's service issues and use patterns.
    • Basic diagnostic data is information about your device, its settings and capabilities, and whether it is performing properly. This is the minimum level of diagnostic data needed to help keep your device reliable, secure, and operating normally.
    • Full diagnostic data includes all data collected with Basic, along with information about the websites you browse, how you use apps and features, plus additional information about device health, device activity (sometimes referred to as usage), and enhanced error reporting. At Full, Microsoft also collects the memory state of your device when a system or app crash occurs (which may unintentionally include parts of a file you were using when a problem occurred). While your device will be just as secure and operate normally if you choose the Basic level of diagnostics, the additional information we collect at Full makes it easier for us to identify and fix issues and make product improvements that benefit all Windows customers.
    See also:
    Starting with Let Microsoft provide more tailored experiences with relevant tips and recommendations by using your diagnostic data" has been added.

    Starting with standard user can now make changes to the Diagnostic Data levels. When an administrator sets the Diagnostic Data level, a user can choose to update the Diagnostic Data setting . This control also provides notifications when these settings have been changed by another user or an administrator.

    Starting with delete the Windows Diagnostic Data that Microsoft has collected from your device.

    This tutorial will show you how to choose how much diagnostic data your want to send to Microsoft about your Windows 10 device.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to change diagnostic data settings.



    Contents
    • Option One: To Change Diagnostic Data Collection Settings during Windows Setup
    • Option Two: To Change Diagnostic Data Collection Settings in Settings
    • Option Three: To Change Diagnostic Data Collection Settings using a REG file
    • Option Four: To Force Diagnostic Data Collection Setting in Group Policy
    • Option Five: To Force Diagnostic Data Collection Setting using a REG file





    OPTION ONE [/i] To Change Diagnostic 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 data privacy setting. (see screenshots below)


    Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Change Diagnostic Data Collection Settings in Settings
    Option Four and Option Five will override this option.


    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)

    Full is the default setting.

    If you set to receive Option Three, Option Four, or Option Five below instead.


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


    Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] To Change Diagnostic Data Collection Settings using a REG file
    Option Four and Option Five will override this option.

    This option sets the same setting in Option Two, but via Registry Editor instead.

    The downloadable .reg files below will modify 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
    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
    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 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

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





    OPTION FOUR [/i] To Force Diagnostic Data Collection Setting in Group Policy
    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.


    1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2 In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Data Collection and Preview Builds


    Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3 In the right pane of Data Collection and Preview Builds in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow Telemetry policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (default) or step 6 (force) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Restore Default Diagnostic and Usage Data Collection Setting
    This step will allow you to use Option Two and Option Three above.

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured[/I]
    is the default setting.


    6. To Force a Diagnostic and Usage Data Collection Setting
    This step will override and prevent you from using Option Two and Option Three above.

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, select the Security (Enterprise Only), Basic, Enhanced, or Full value under Options you want, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)


    Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7 When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION FIVE
    To Force Diagnostic Data Collection Setting using a REG file
    This option sets the same setting in Option Four, but via Registry Editor instead.

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

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection

    AllowTelemetry DWORD

    (delete) = Default. Allows you to use Option Two and Option Three above.
    0 = Security (Enterprise and Education editions only)
    1 = Basic
    2 = Enhanced
    3 = Full


    1 Do step 2 (Security), step 3 (Basic), step 4 (Enhanced), step 5 (Full), or step 6 (default) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Force Send "Security" Diagnostic and Usage Data
    Setting to "Security" applies to enterprise, EDU, IoT and server devices only. Setting this on other devices is equivalent to choosing "Basic".

    This step will override and prevent you from using Option Two and Option Three above.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Force_Security_diagnostic_and_usage_data.reg

    Download

    3. To Force Send "Basic" Diagnostic and Usage Data
    This step will override and prevent you from using Option Two and Option Three above.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Force_Basic_diagnostic_and_usage_data.reg

    Download

    4. To Force Send "Enhanced" Diagnostic and Usage Data
    This step will override and prevent you from using Option Two and Option Three above.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Force_Enhanced_diagnostic_and_usage_data.reg

    Download

    5. To Force Send "Full" Diagnostic and Usage Data
    This step will override and prevent you from using Option Two and Option Three above.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Force_Full_diagnostic_and_usage_data.reg

    Download

    6. To Restore Default Not Configured Diagnostic and Usage Data Setting
    This setting allows you to use Option Two and Option Three above.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Default_Not_Configured_diagnostic_and_usage_data.reg

    Download

    7 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    nohelpno1, Nov 26, 2016
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  3. Argel Obm Win User
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    Hi,

    Kindly check if you can change the Diagnostic and usage data
    to Full (Recommended). The Diagnostic and usage data
    may be set to Basic that is why you're seeing the "Some settings are hidden or managed by your organization" message. To do this follow the steps below:

    • Click the Windows logo (Start button).
    • Click the gear icon (Settings).
    • Click Privacy.
    • Select Feedback & diagnostics.
    • Under Diagnostic and usage data, click the drop-down menu, and then choose
      Full (Recommended).
    If you're able to change it, restart the computer and check if your concern will still occur.

    Let us know if you're able to change the settings of Diagnostic and usage data.
     
    Argel Obm, Nov 26, 2016
    #3
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10

    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help. *Smile
     
    Brink, Nov 26, 2016
    #4
  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello ameeralhindi, *Smile

    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.
     
    Brink, Jan 5, 2017
    #5
  6. Oh thanks man i just wonder if it's possible to completely disable it now.
     
    ameeralhindi, Jan 8, 2017
    #6
  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    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
     
    Brink, Jan 8, 2017
    #7
  8. Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10

    I already disabled them, Thanks sir. *Smile
     
    ameeralhindi, Apr 4, 2018
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