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Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10

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Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10: You must be aware of the Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings which allows Microsoft to collect performance and usage information which helps Microsoft to troubleshoot issues with Windows and improve their product & services and resolve bugs as soon as possible. But the best part of this feature is that you can actually control the amount of diagnostic and usage data sent to Microsoft from your system.

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You can select to only send basic diagnostic information which contains info about your device, its settings, and capabilities or you can select the Full diagnostic information which contains all the information about your system. You can also delete the Windows Diagnostic Data that Microsoft has collected from your device. Anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

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The initial settings can be configured during the Windows Setup when you get to Choose privacy settings for your device simply enable the toggle for Diagnostics to select “Full” and leave it disabled if you want to set Diagnostic and usage data collection policy to “Basic”.

Method 1: Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Settings App

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Privacy icon.

From Windows Settings select Privacy

2.From the left-hand menu select Diagnostics & feedback.

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3.Now either select Basic or Full for the Diagnostic and usage data.

Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Settings App

Note: By default, the setting is set to “Full”.

4.Once finished, close the setting and reboot your PC.

Method 2: Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Registry Editor

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

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2.Navigate to the following registry key:

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

3.Make sure to select DataCollection then in right window pane double-click on AllowTelemetry DWORD.

Navigate to AllowTelemetry DWORD under DataCollection in registry

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4.Now make sure to change the value of the AllowTelemetry DWORD according to:

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

Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Registry Editor

5.Once done, make sure to click OK and close registry editor.

Method 3: Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Group Policy Editor

1.Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open Group Policy Editor.

2.Navigate to the following path:

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Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Data Collection and Preview Builds

3.Make sure to select Data Collection and Preview Builds then in right window pane double-click on Allow Telemetry Policy.

Double-click on Allow Telemetry Policy in gpedit

4.Now to restore default diagnostic and usage data collection setting simply select Not Configured or Disabled for Allow Telemetry policy and click OK.

Restore default diagnostic and usage data collection setting simply select Not Configured or Disabled

5.If you want to force a diagnostic and usage data collection setting then select Enabled for Allow Telemetry policy and then under Options select Security (Enterprise Only), Basic, Enhanced, or Full.

Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Group Policy Editor

6.Click Apply followed by OK.

7.When finished, reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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