"UsbCeip" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

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

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

Name: UsbCeip
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program
Description: The USB CEIP (Customer Experience Improvement Program) task 
   collects Universal Serial Bus related statistics and information about your 
   machine and sends it to the Windows Device Connectivity engineering group at 
   Microsoft.  The information received is used to help improve the reliability, 
   stability, and overall functionality of USB in Windows.  If the user has not 
   consented to participate in Windows CEIP, this task does not do anything.
Actions: Custom handler
Triggers: At 1:30 AM every 3 days
History:
   ...
   Information 8:09:28 Task completed
   Information 8:09:28 Action completed
   Information 8:09:28 Action Started
   Information 8:09:28 Task Started
   ...

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

 

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