How to turn on or off Recommended troubleshooting in Windows 10

Microsoft has worked hard to add tons of inbuilt troubleshooting methods in Windows 10. There is one for almost one for every standard error in Windows 10. Going ahead with Windows 10 v1903, the team has added Recommended Troubleshooting. It allows Windows 10 to fix many critical problems on your device automatically. In this post, we will learn how to turn on or off Recommended troubleshooting in Windows 10, should you feel the need to do so.

Share Basic Diagnortics and Feedback

Turn on or off Recommended troubleshooting in Windows 10

Microsoft Diagnostic & Feedback data offers two settings. Basic and Full. If you want to turn off recommended troubleshooting, then the only way out is to stop it from collecting complete data from your computer. So, to turn it on or off, you can choose to switch between them.

  • Navigate to Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback.
  • Choose Basic under Diagnostics Data
  • Go back to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.

You should now see a warning message which would say — Share Full Diagnostics data to get additional troubleshooting recommendations.

turn on or off Recommended troubleshooting


The message clearly states that Microsoft will only offer recommended troubleshooting based on the Full Diagnostic data which it collects. None of the advanced troubleshooting will make it your computer.

Enable or Disable Recommended troubleshooting using Registry

Registry method to turn on or off Recommended troubleshooting

If you are comfortable with the Registry or want to turn it on or off for remote computers, here are the changes you need to make.

Open the Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Run prompt and hit Enter.

Navigate to:


Check if you have WindowsMigration key, if yes – good! If not, right-click the left pane, and create a new key with name WindowsMigration

Now under that, create a DWORD UserPreference.

Double click on UserPreference to edit the value. Set Value to 1 (On) or 3(Off) and exit.

Restart your computer to see the changes.

How Recommended troubleshooting works in Windows 10

The functionality can look into the error logs sent back to Microsoft team, use an algorithm to set up a solution for you. They are nothing but Diagnostics and Feedback data which Windows collects and sends back to Microsoft team. The settings of which are available under Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback.

The recommendations are only visible when you are connected to the internet. Otherwise, it will leave a warning about the same.

Its a great move from Microsoft, but we will have to see how it works for most of the consumers.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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