"Consolidator" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of the Windows system.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: Consolidator
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program
Description: If the user has consented to participate in the Windows Customer 
   Experience Improvement Program, this job collects and sends usage data to Microsoft.
Actions: %SystemRoot%\System32\wsqmcons.exe
Triggers: At 12:00 AM on 1/2/2004 - After triggered, repeat every 19 hours indefinitely
History:
   ...
   Information 8:12:59 Task completed
   Information 8:12:59 Action completed
   Information 8:12:57 Action Started
   Information 8:12:57 Task Started
   Information 8:12:57 Task triggered on scheduler
   ...

Program file information about "wsqmcons.exe":

File name: wsqmcons.exe
File path: C:\windows\System32\wsqmcons.exe
File size: 293888 bytes
Last modified time: 11/20/2010 10:24:49 PM
File description: Windows SQM Consolidator
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"wsqmcons.exe" is scheduled to run every 19 hours to usage data to Microsoft.

It is recommended to disable "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" as a scheduled task, unless you want Microsoft to collect your usage data.

 

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