Tonight I read another one: http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/04/07/windows-10-is-stealing-your-bandwidth-you-might-want-to-delete-it/.

In the past I read about the fact that it sends usage information.

To be specific, can the telemetry and other data collection be turned off completely in win 10 enterprise, and if the answer is yes, where/how would I do it?


  • @MátéJuhász: I edited my question to be specific. I am not collecting people that dislike windows 10. I am interested in turning off completely any data collection from my workstation to the MS servers. – costa Apr 18 '16 at 7:52
  • @MátéJuhász: You were right about the title, I also changed the title. – costa Apr 18 '16 at 7:55
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    Good improvements! Now it really looks like a question. Only thing you still need to do is to remove rude parts and keep focusing on what's really important and related to your question. – Máté Juhász Apr 18 '16 at 8:00
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    @MátéJuhász: Done. – costa Apr 18 '16 at 9:20

This rather nifty tool appears to do a good job of telling windows 10 to shutup.


Some options may affect your end-user experience though, so be prepared.

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GPEDIT > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content "Turn off Microsoft consumer experiences"

Data Collection and Preview Builds.

"Allow Telemetry" "Configure Connected User Experiences and Telemtry" might be use to point it to a proxy you control to see if it still leaks.

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  • This does not answer the question – davidgo May 24 '17 at 6:52
  • @davidgo: I actually welcome any script/program with source code available, that can automate the process of turning off the telemetry (i.e. data collection) completely. Not sure if that is the case but I will check it out tonight. – costa May 24 '17 at 22:20
  • @costa Its great that this answer helps you then, but you really should add this to your question if thats part of what you are asking ! – davidgo May 24 '17 at 22:32
  • @davidgo: well, it's kind of implied that I am not expecting just a yes/no answer and I thought the answer would include, something like "yes you can do it, and you can go here (windows management console add-in, registry etc.) to do it, or use a script or a tool that is popular ... " and so on. – costa May 25 '17 at 17:06
  • @davidgo: I modified the question to clarify. – costa May 25 '17 at 17:08

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