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The Windows compattelrunner.exe Process: What Is It?

Easily disable CompatTelRunner.exe from the task scheduler


In the past, you might have encountered problems with high CPU usage, which is usually caused by the compattelrunner.exe process. This guide will explore what this file means and how to stop it from running.

You can also check out some of our other guides about other executables like bthudtask.exe and CastSrv.exe.

What is the Compat Tel Runner process?

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry is a process that runs under CompatTelRunner.exe. It regularly provides usage and performance statistics to Microsoft IP addresses so that any problems can be addressed and user experience and usage can be improved.

It is turned on by default, and Microsoft can utilize the information to make improvements to Windows 10 by using it.

How do I stop CompatTelRunner.exe from running?

1. Modify the registry

  1. Press the Windows + R keys simultaneously to open the Run dialogue, type regedit in the text field, then hold Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the command prompt in administrator mode.
  2. Next, navigate to the following path.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionAppCompatFlagsTelemetryController
  3. Change the name of the entry from TelemetryController to TelemetryControllerX.
  4. Lastly, reboot your PC.

2. Disable it from the Task Scheduler

  1. Hold Windows + R simultaneously, type taskschd.msc in the text field, and hit Enter.
  2. Go to the path below.
    Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Application Experience

  3. Disable the three tasks in that folder.

  4. Next, go to the path below.
    Ask Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Customer Experience Improvement Program
  5. Disable the three tasks in that folder.
  6. Doing this should disable the CompatTelRunner.exe from running.

3. Open your device in a clean boot

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialogue, type msConfig in the text area, and hit Enter.
  2. Navigate to the Services tab, Check the box next to Hide all Microsoft services, and click the Disable all button.
  3. Now go to the Startup tab and click the Open Task Manager link.
  4. Right-click on all the Startup processes and pick Disable.
  5. Finally, close the Task Manager and reboot your device.

Is it OK to turn off Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry?

It is generally safe to turn off Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry. The benefits include:

  • Turning off Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry will enable you to enjoy increased privacy.
  • It will also help reduce the CPU and disk resource use rate.

Some drawbacks to disabling CompatTelRunner.exe include:

  • Your device might become more vulnerable to security threats.
  • Your device might also run slower than usual.

Does disabling Windows telemetry improve performance?

Many users have reported that disabling Windows telemetry has improved performance by freeing up CPU and disk storage space. This is because Windows telemetry takes up a lot of space and uses a significant amount of resources, so disabling it can help boost Windows performance.

We hope this guide has helped you better understand the CompatTelRunner.exe process and how to use it effectively.

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