Removing Microsoft Telemetry in Windows 10

The Steps to Remove Microsoft Telemetry

I installed Windows 10 version 1903 (OS Build 18343.1) on Tuesday and by Wednesday I realized that my computer was much slower. I did grab the MS Windows insider edition which I believe means that Microsoft Windows Telemetry is on by default. Windows Telemetry reports back to Microsoft almost everything you do and slows down even a fast system very much. I also, had several programs crash that I use on a regular basis, and presented no problems on the previous version of Windows. So below is a method of removing Windows Telemetry.

I used the Registry to fix the issue. I have included a download-able *.reg file which fixes the problem. Here are the steps to fix the problem.

  1. Download the file http://www.carriersnc.com/downloads1/blog/Disable_Allow_Telemetry.txt

  2. Rename the downloaded file from Disable_Allow_Telemetry.txt to Disable_Allow_Telemetry.reg.

  3. Double click the file Disable_Allow_Telemetry.reg

  4. When the warning about it could be dangerous to add information into the registry in this manner appears, you should click yes.


  5. If all goes well then you should see the following message “The keys and values contained in Disable_Allow_Telemetry.reg have been successfully added to the registry.”

That is all there is to it.

I hope that helps,
Jim

The Cloud is Dangerous

Yes, the Cloud is Very Dangerous

Why is the cloud dangerous?

There are many reasons but here are a few:

  1. Any time you store data on the Internet, you are at risk for a cyberattack

  2. You can be sure someone else is looking at your data

  3. Remember Edward Snowden who breached the data at the NSA? Since he worked there, this is called an “Insider Threat”

  4. Uncle Sam is watching you. Once your data is in the cloud, you not only need to worry about competitors stealing your data, but you need to worry about the Government spying on you.

  5. If your data is stored on the cloud for your clients, and it gets stolen, then you may be Legally Liable for the loss of data.

  6. If your data is not mission-critical, you do not need to worry about security and availability, but on the other hand if you data is mission-critical, you should be sure to invest in a cloud and cloud provider that is capable of providing a level of protection which aligns with your needs. Imagine calling your provider to find out why your cloud appears to be down, but you can only reach a recording, or worse, you can only reach a robot. But reaching a human engineer is difficult if not impossible.

There are many more reasons the cloud is not a safe bet. If you would like to contribute to this post please add a comment.


I hope that helps,
Jim