We have earlier taken a look at the Customer Experience Improvement Program and seen how a user can opt out of it easily via the Control Panel. Today, we will see how you can turn off or disable the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program using Group Policy or the Registry in Windows 10.
Disable Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program
Using Group Policy Editor
Press Windows Key + R simultaneously. In the ‘Run’ dialog box that pops up on your computer screen instantly, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
Next, when the main screen of Local Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to the following setting:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Internet Communication Management > Internet Communication settings
In right pane look for ‘Turn off Windows Customer Experience Improvement’ option and double-click it to open its Properties.
This policy setting turns off the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. The Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program collects information about your hardware configuration and how you use our software and services to identify trends and usage patterns. Microsoft will not collect your name, address, or any other personally identifiable information. There are no surveys to complete, no salesperson will call, and you can continue working without interruption. It is simple and user-friendly. If you enable this policy setting, all users are opted out of the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. If you disable this policy setting, all users are opted into the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. If you do not configure this policy setting, the administrator can use the Problem Reports and Solutions component in Control Panel to enable Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program for all users.
Select ‘Enabled’ and click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ to save changes.
Using Registry Editor
If your Windows does not ship with the Group Policy Editor, you can tweak the Windows Registry to disable the feature. To do so, type regedit.exe in Start Search and hit the Enter to open the Windows Registry Editor.
Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Policies \Microsoft \SQMClient \Windows
If the SQMClient and Windows keys do not exist, create them by right-clicking on Microsoft first and selecting New > Key from the context menu, and then on the created SQMClient next, to create Windows.
Now right-click on Windows > New > Dword (32-bit) Value. Name this newly created DWORD as CEIPEnable and set its value to 0.
Restart your Windows computer.
You can also disable the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program by using an answer file with an unattended installation, by using Server Manager or by disabling the related task in the Task Scheduler. To read more about it, visit Technet.